LGBTQ2 for February 26

BCE to The Suffragettes

1556, Italy – Benvenuto Cellini (3 November 1500 – 13 February 1571) was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, musician, and artist who also wrote a famous autobiography and poetry. He was one of the most important artists of Mannerism. He is remembered for his skill in making pieces such as the Cellini Salt Cellar and Perseus with the Head of Medusa. On this day, he was accused of sodomy with his apprentice, Fernando di Giovanni de Montepulciano. This was not the first accusation against Cellini. His penalty was a fine of 50 golden scudi and four years in prison which was remitted to four years of house arrest after intercession by the Medicis.

1564, UK – Christopher Marlowe (26 February 1564 – 30 May 1593) is baptized in Canterbury, England. He was an English playwrightpoet and translator of the Elizabethan era. Marlowe was the foremost Elizabethan tragedian of his day. He greatly influenced William Shakespeare, who was born in the same year as Marlowe and who rose to become the pre-eminent Elizabethan playwright after Marlowe’s mysterious early death. Marlowe’s plays are known for the use of blank verse and their overreaching protagonists. Little is known about Marlowe’s life so much has been written about him over the centuries to create a persona to match his work. He’s now considered gay by default. What is known is that he was a firebrand as a youth, that he was a anti-clerical rebel, that he was in trouble with the law, and that he was dead of a stab wound at the age of 29. Many of his surviving works contain homoerotic references. His epigram reads “All they that love not tobacco and boys are fools.” 

1649, Sweden – Queen Christina (8 December] 1626 – 19 April 1689) citing her wish to not marry, abdicates the throne. Elected queen at the age of six after her father King Gustav II Adolph died in battle, Christina was raised and educated as a boy until she took the throne in 1632 at the age of 18. In addition to refusing to marry or have children, Christina had a deeply intimate and passionate relationship with one of her ladies-in-waiting, Countess Ebba Sparre (1629 – 19 March 1662), whom she called “Belle.” She wrote extensively about Sparre’s beauty, and referred to her as a bedfellow

02-26-1879 – 08-13-1962 Mabel Dodge Luhan – Born in Buffalo, New York. She was a wealthy American patron of the arts. She is especially associated with the Taos art colony. Mabel became a nationally syndicated columnist for the Hearst organization. 

She was married many times and was actively bisexual during her early life and details of her passionate physical encounters with women are in her autobiography Intimate Memories (1933). In 1919, she, her husband, and Elsie Clews Parsons moved to Taos, New Mexico and started a literary colony there. They hosted a number of influential artists and poets including Marsden Hartley, Arnold Ronnebeck, Louise Emerson Ronnebeck, Ansel Adams, Willa Cather, Robinson Jeffers, Georgia O’Keeffe, Mary Hunter Austin, Frank Waters, Jaime de Angulo, and others. She died at her home in Taos in 1962. The Mabel Dodge Luhan House has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is now a historic inn and conference center. Dennis Hopper bought the house after seeing it while filming Easy Rider.

1935 – Jane Wagner (born February 26, 1935) is born. She is an American writer, director and producer,

Best known as Lily Tomlin’s comedy writer, collaborator, and wife. She has been nominated for Grammy Awards, with Tomlin, for Comic’s Recorded 

Albums, has won three Emmy Awards, and a Writers Guild of America award, also with Tomlin, for Comic’s Television Specials. She wrote and directed Moment by Moment, staring Tomlin and John Travolta, and wrote the Incredible Shrinking Woman, which starred Tomlin. The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe won Wagner a Special Award from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle and a New York Drama Desk Award. The film adaptation of the play brought her a Cable ACE Award. On March 16, 2012, Wagner and Tomlin received the 345th star on the Walk of Stars in Palm Springs, California.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

February 26, 1954

Because of what she described as public outrage over the lascivious nature of several recent “race” recordings, U.S. Congresswoman Ruth Thompson (R-Michigan) tried but failed to pass a bill forbidding distribution of any “obscene, lewd, lascivious, or filthy publication, picture, disc, transcription, or other article capable of producing sound.

February 26, 1955

Billboard reported that the 45rpm single format was outselling the 78s for the first time. The number 45 came from taking 78 and subtracting Columbia’s 33 rpm. RCA introduced the first 45 on March 31, 1949 when they released 104 single vinyl records. The first 45 to hit the Billboard charts was “You’re Adorable” by Perry Como, on May 7th, 1949.

LaVern Baker appealed to Congress in a letter to Michigan Representative Charles Digges Jr. The letter requested the revision of the Copyright Act of 1909. She says that recording artists should be protected against “note-for-note copying” of already recorded R&B tunes and arrangements by White artists and arrangers. Her request was denied.

02-26-1955   Reverend August Gold – Place of birth unknown. She is a licensed and ordained Interfaith Minister since 1990. Gold has served as a 

spiritual founder and director of Sacred Center New York. For twenty five years she was a teacher, counselor, and spiritual mentor in New York City and a volunteer at the Manhattan Center for Living, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and the Samaritans Suicide Hotline. Her award-winning book, Where Does God Live?, is considered one of the best introductions to ideas about God and oneself for children. Her books, with co-author Joel Fotinos, have been translated into 15 languages. October, 20, 2011, Huffington Post listed her as one of ninety inspiring LGBT  religious leaders.

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

1966

David Bowie & The Buzz appeared at The Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, England.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

02-26-1974 Jenna Wolfe – Born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in Pétionville, 

Haiti. Both her parents were Jewish, her father from Puerto Rico and her mother from New Jersey. She came out March 27, 2013 with the announcement of her pregnancy. Her partner is Stephanie Gosk. Wolfe was correspondent for NBC’s Today Show, and the news anchor of their Weekend edition. Her wife, Stephanie Gosk, also works for NBC. Wolfe’s final day as news anchor was September 21, 2014.

February 25, 1975

Sonny and Cher’s divorce became final.

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

1984

Frankie Goes To Hollywood were enjoying their fourth week at the top of the UK singles chart with ‘Relax.’

1985

 Cyndi Lauper wins Best New Artist at the grammies

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

1990

 Sinead O’Connor was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Nothing Compares 2 U.’ Her version of the Prince penned song was also a No.1 hit in 18 other countries.

USA: Refusing to consider the cases of Ben-Shalom v. Stone and Woodward v. U.S., the U.S. Supreme Court effectively upholds the right of the American military to discharge gays and lesbians of the armed forces.

1997

Songwriter Ben Raleigh died after setting fire to his bath robe while cooking. During his career Ben wrote Johnny Mathis’ “Wonderful Wonderful”, Lesley Gore’s “She’s A Fool”, Joey Powers’ “Midnight Mary”, Lou Rawls’ “Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing”, Ray Peterson’s “Tell Laura I Love Her” and many others.

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

2001

homophobe  Eminem won Best International Male solo artist

Eninem went to No.1 in the Australian Singles Chart with ‘Stan’. Staying at the top spot for 4wks.

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

2011

It was announced that Queen’s We Will Rock You was still the most-played song at US sporting events, according to a new survey from BMI, the royalty-distribution service. According to its data, based off of MLB, NFL and NHL games in 2009-2010, We Will Rock You was the No.1 song overall, as well as for the NFL specifically.

2013 – Marco McMillian (April 23, 1979 – February 26, 2013), 34, was the first openly gay political candidate in Mississippi. He was murdered by Lawrence Reed, possibly after McMillian showed romantic interest in him. Marco was a businessman and candidate for mayor of ClarksdaleMississippi in 2013. He was “the first openly gay man to be a viable candidate for public office in Mississippi”.  McMillian was CEO of MWM & Associates, a firm that provided consulting to non-profit organizations.

2014

https://www.theatlantic.com › archive › 2014/02 › a-gli…

Feb 26, 2014 — February 26, 2014 … As Charles Kaiser put it in his history of gay New York, “No other civil rights movement in America ever had such an …

02-26-2016 Italy’s Senate overwhelmingly approves a bill to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi had made it a personal mission to bring his country into alignment with the rest of Western Europe when it comes to legally recognizing same-sex partnerships. Italy was the only country in the region without any legal recognition or protection for same-sex couples. The bill passed by a margin of 173 – 71. Had the motion failed, the Prime Minister would have been forced to resign.

2022

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – February 26 | Ronni Sanlo

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Feb 26, 2018 — Today in LGBT History – February 26. 1556, Italy – Benvenuto Cellini (3 November 1500 – 13 February 1571) was an Italian goldsmith, …

The Lavender Effect

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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 February 11

BCE to The Suffragettes

1873, UK – Simeon Solomon  (9 October 1840 – 14 August 1905) was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter noted for his depictions of Jewish life and same-sex desire as well as a poet. Solomon and George Roberts, a stableman, are arrested at a public urinal in London and charged with the Crime of Buggery.

1916

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presented its first concert. The symphony was the first by a municipal orchestra to be supported by taxes.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

02-11-1962 Tammy Baldwin – Born in Madison, Wisconsin. She is an American politician and has always been out publicly as a lesbian. She served in the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin’s 2nd district. In 2012, she was elected to the U.S. Senate, the first woman to represent Wisconsin, and the first out gay U.S. Senator in history. In 1993, she said that she was disappointed by President Clinton’s compromise on LGBT rights in supporting the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. In early 1994, she proposed legalizing same-sex marriage in Wisconsin. On October 20, 2013, Baldwin was one of sixteen female Democratic senators to sign a letter endorsing Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee in the 2016 Presidential Election.

On February 5, 2020, regarding the impeachment of Trump, she stated, “I only have one of 100 votes in the U.S. Senate and I am afraid that the majority is putting this president above the law by not convicting him of these impeachable offenses. But let’s be clear, this is not an exoneration of President Trump, it is a failure to show moral courage and hold this president accountable.”

1965: At the San Francisco trial of the four people arrested at the Council on Religion and the Homosexual’s New Year’s Ball, the judge orders the jury to find the defendants not guilty. The decision is widely seen as a turning point in the homophile movement’s fight for gay and lesbian civil rights.

February 11, 1966

Cher recorded “Bang Bang.”

1967: In a follow-up action to Los Angeles’ Black Cat demonstration on New Year’s Eve, around 40 picketers demonstrate in front of the Black Cat in coordination with hippies and other counterculture groups who had been targeted by police for harassment and violence.

02-11-1967   The Black Cat protest – Almost 2 years before Stonewall. On New Year’s Eve, 1966/1967, at midnight, as traditional New Year’s kisses 

were exchanged in the LGBT bar, the Black Cat, undercover cops started arresting people without identifying themselves. Fourteen people were dragged to waiting patrol cars. The cops then raided the New Faces bar, where other LGBT people were arrested. The raids sparked anger and fear in the gay community. At the time, it was the bars that were the only relatively safe place for gay people to gather. Six of the men arrested for kissing at the Black Cat were convicted of lewd conduct and required to register as sex offenders. Lawyer Herbert Selwyn

 argued for the first time on the basis of equal protection under the law. The US Supreme Court declined to hear the case. Two LGBT organizations came together — Personal Rights in Defense and Education (PRIDE) and The Southern California Council on Religion and Homophile (SCCRH) to stage an unprecedented protest. A legal defense fund was set up and the media was contacted. On February 11, 1967, in response to the harassment and unprovoked police attack, nearly 600 people gathered in a peaceful demonstration in front of the Black Cat. 

There was some television coverage of the protest and the only print coverage was by the L.A. Free Press. In 2008, the Black Cat was designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #939 for its early and significant role in the LGBT civil rights movement. It’s the first building in Los Angeles to be landmarked solely for its LGBT history. The Black Cat is located at 3909 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1974, Canada – In Winnipeg, Richard North and Chris Vogel are married by a Unitarian-Universalist minister. First publicized as “gay marriage” in Canada, it was not recognized by the government. 

1977 –

Anita Bryant gives her first Save Our Children press conference in Florida. She claims she can prove that homosexuals are “trying to recruit our children to homosexuality.”

February 11, 1977

  David Bowie released ‘Sound and Vision’ as a single, which was taken from his latest album Low. ‘Sound and Vision’ was used by the BBC in the UK on trailers at the time, providing considerable exposure, much needed as Bowie opted to do nothing to promote the single himself, and helped the song to No.3 on the UK charts.

1978

On the USA charts Queen was fourth with “We Are The Champions”

Queen edged up with News of the World  was 3rd

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

1984

 Culture Club was 32 on the US lp charts with Colour By Numbers.  

02-11-1984 

Aubrey O’Day – Born in San Francisco, California. She is an American singer-songwriter, member of the duo band Dumblonde, actress, fashion designer, reality television personality, fashion model, and a former member of the girl group Danity Kane. 

On December 15, 2008, Fox News reported that O’Day attended a party accompanied with her girlfriend/lover, according to an anonymous friend in attendance. When questioned by UsMagazine.com regarding the gay rumors, O’Day did not confirm nor deny the speculation about her sexuality, and once again stated that she could not say “one way or another” what her sexual orientation is at this point in her life. In 2009, while on the show Chelsea Lately, when asked about being bisexual, she replied, “Generally, I don’t like to label myself…I want to find someone I’m passionate about, and I don’t want to limit myself to one segment of the population.” She is a gay rights advocate and chose the “Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network” (GLSEN) as her charity for Celebrity Apprentice.

1985

The Police won Outstanding Contribution to British music at the fourth annual Brit Awards held in London. Other winners included Prince for best International Act and Best Soundtrack for Purple Rain, British Single was Frankie Goes To Hollywood ‘Relax’, British Video was Duran Duran for ‘Wild Boys’, British Comedy Recording Neil ‘Hole In My Shoe’, British Album went to Sade for ‘Diamond Life’, British Male Solo Artist was won by Paul Young, British Female Solo Artist, Alison Moyet and Best British Group went to Wham!

1986

Boy George, lead singer of Culture Club, guest-stars on an episode of The A-Team. George played a singer mistakenly booked into a Country dance hall.

1987

The Smiths were at No.1 in the UK indie charts with ‘Shoplifters Of The World Unite.’ The title alludes to the communist slogan “Workers of the world, unite!”, and the 1966 David and Jonathan hit ‘Lovers of the World Unite’. The photograph on the sleeve is of a young Elvis Presley. (who’s mother’s maiden name was Smith)

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

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

2002

Elton John performs at the National Basketball Association All-Star Game in Philadelphia.

2003

The British Phonographic Industry reported that the year 2002 saw the largest sales decline in decades, with the most severe slump in a single year since the birth of the CD market in the early 1980s. Piracy, illegal duplication and distribution of CDs by international criminals were blamed for the decrease.

2011

Barbra Streisand was named MusiCares Person of the Year by the Grammy organization.

02-11-2013

Canada:  Kathleen Wynne (born May 21, 1953) is a Canadian politician and the 25th Premier of Ontario. In office since 2013, she is a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the riding of Don Valley West for the Liberal Party. She is the first female premier of Ontario and the first openly LGBT head of a provincial or federal government in Canada.

USA: The Pentagon extends benefits to same-sex couples. The move was one of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s last moves as a member of Pres. Obama’s Cabinet.

2014

Queen made UK chart history, becoming the first act to sell six-million copies of an album with their Greatest Hits compilation.

2016

72-year-old Barry Manilow was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after suffering what was described as “complications from emergency oral surgery” that he had undergone earlier in the week. His One Last Time tour had to be put on hold and concerts in Kentucky and Tennessee were canceled. To the surprise of many, just three days later Barry was well enough to attend Clive Davis’ pre-Grammys party in L.A. where he performed “Mandy” as well as “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart” from his latest album, “My Dream Duets”.

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

2022

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/02/11/anti-gay-pastor-contention-job-adams-administration-00008048

Anti-gay pastor still in contention for job in Adams administration

Fernando Cabrera, who represented the Bronx as a Democrat in the City Council, has been showing up at a municipal building across the street from City Hall while he awaits his assignment in the Adams administration.www.politico.com

https://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/2022-02-11/a-reissue-helps-revive-joseph-hansens-series-about-a-tough-gay-detective

A reissue helps revive Joseph Hansen’s series about a tough, gay detective | Boise State Public Radio

In 1970, Hansen began a 12-novel series about Dave Brandstetter, an insurance investigator who happens to be gay. Reading now, it’s clear that Hansen was one of the great crime writers of his time.www.boisestatepublicradio.org

https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/11/entertainment/whitney-houston-gay-icon-10-years-later/index.html

Whitney Houston: 10 years later and why she’s a gay icon – CNN

It was a performance that likely would’ve made Whitney Houston proud.www.cnn.com

Adele Surprises Fans By Pole Dancing Onstage At Gay Nightclub Event | ETCanada.com

Adele has got some moves. On Thursday night, the singer was spotted at London’s Heaven nightclub where G-A-Y was hosting its “Porn Idol” event. [readmore label=”READ MORE: ” link=”https://etcanada.com/news/865595/adeles-massive-ring-at-brit-awards-sets-off-engagement-rumors/” text=”Adele’s Massive Ring At BRIT Awards Sets Off Engagement Rumours”] Adele upped the ante by jumping up onstage after the stripping contest was over to show…etcanada.com

https://comicbook.com/dc/news/peacemaker-episode-7-christopher-smith-bisexual-john-cena/

Peacemaker Just Confirmed a Major Character is Bisexual

On Thursday, HBO Max subscribers were treated to the seventh episode of Peacemaker, the penultimate installment of the series’ first (but hopefully not last) season. The series has peeled apart the narrative onion that is Christopher Smith / Peacemaker (John Cena), as well as a group of characters […]comicbook.com

https://www.out.com/print/2022/2/11/meet-lesbian-co-showrunner-queering-star-trek-discovery

Meet the Lesbian Co-Showrunner Queering ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

Michelle Paradise is helming the franchise toward greater LGBTQ+ representation.www.out.com

The Lesbian Writer and Her Flamboyant Gay Husband – The New York Times

Peter taught me to laugh at fate as we lived our dream. At least for a while.www.nytimes.com

let us not pretend that human rights commissions are for

lesbians, gays and bisexuals

heterosexual women of all ethnicities

and are the appearance of rights according to the dominate ethnicity of heterosexual men in the nations these commissions occur in

vs nations that have no commissions at all

and let us not pretend that trans are not sexually harassing lesbians, gays and bisexuals with the everyone is a bigot for not dating – and mischaracterizing non-procreative sexual orientation as a sexual preference.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10503223/Human-Rights-Equalities-Commission-fire-LGBT-groups-claim-anti-trans.html

Human Rights and Equalities Commission under fire from LGBT groups who claim it is anti-trans | Daily Mail Online

More than 20 LGBT organisations, including Stonewall, claimed the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission has worked to remove legal protections for the transgender community.www.dailymail.co.uk

Dear heterosexual women, bisexual women and especially lesbians: women are not the harmers and are all vulnerable groups in 2022, same as last century

https://www.thenational.scot/news/19916690.lgbt-groups-ask-un-revoke-status-british-equality-human-rights-commission/

discrimination against everyone or just one demographic as if the only victim?

https://news.sky.com/story/rights-group-says-lgbt-campaigners-trying-to-revoke-its-independent-status-have-wrong-target-12539436

Rights group says LGBT campaigners trying to revoke its independent status have ‘wrong target’ | UK News | Sky News

Instead of criticising, campaign groups should work with us to stop discrimination, the Equality and Human Rights Commission says.news.sky.com

PM Scott Morrison ‘rolled’ by cabinet on Religious Discrimination deal | OUTInPerth | LGBTQIA+ News and Culture

An embarrassing cabinet leak suggests PM Scott Morrison was pushing for a ‘horse trading’ deal to push the Religious Discrimination Bill

LGBT groups ask UN to revoke status of British Equality and Human Rights Commission | The National

A GROUP of 20 LGBT organisations have asked the UN to revoke the status of Britain’s Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).www.thenational.scot

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

canada pride

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https://lgbtdailyspotlight.com/

people link

events link

~~~~

Our Daily Elvis

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 November 10


BCE to The Suffragettes

1855 – Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) is accused of homosexuality and “Leave of Grass” was called “a mass of stupid filth” by critic Rufus Griswold. Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.

1928 – The New York Times reported that forty distinguished witnesses including T. S. EliotArnold BennettVera Brittain,  Ethel Smyth. and  Virginia Woolf, appeared in a London in support of  Radclyffe Hall to testify in favor of the lesbian novel “The Well of Loneliness.” which was in the midst of an obscenity trail. The judge refused to hear any of them. The judge applied the Hicklin test of obscenity: a work was obscene if it tended to “deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences”. He held that the book’s literary merit was irrelevant because a well-written obscene book was even more harmful than a poorly written one. The topic in itself was not necessarily unacceptable; a book that depicted the “moral and physical degradation which indulgence in those vices must necessary involve” might be allowed, but no reasonable person could say that a plea for the recognition and toleration of inverts was not obscene. He ordered the book destroyed, with the defendants to pay court costs.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, was a pogromagainst Jews throughout Nazi Germany on November 9th and 10th, 1938, carried out by SA paramilitary forces and German civilians. The German authorities looked on without intervening. The name Kristallnacht comes from the shards of broken glass that littered the streets after the windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues were smashed. Jewish homes, hospitals, and schools were ransacked, as the attackers demolished buildings with sledgehammers. Over 1,000 synagogues were burned (95 in Vienna alone) and over 7,000 Jewish businesses were either destroyed or damaged. Kristallnacht was followed by additional economic and political persecution of Jews, and is viewed by historians as part of Nazi Germany’s broader racial policy, and the beginning of the Final Solution and The Holocaust.

1948, Scotland – Diane Marian Torr (10 November 1948 – 31 May 2017) is born. She was an artist, writer and educator, particularly known as a male impersonator as her drag king, “Man for a Day” and gender-as-performance workshops. For the last years of her life, Torr lived and worked in Glasgow, where she was Visiting Lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art. Since 1990, Torr taught “drag king” workshops in which women learn not only to dress as a man but also codes of behavior, gesture, body language and movement that constitute the performance of masculinity.[7]The workshops, which Torr taught widely in Europe, the USA, India and Turkey, have been hugely influential, inspiring other works and a documentary film/ Diane Torr was one of the original members of the all-girl art band, DISBAND (along with members Martha Wilson, Ingrid Sischy, Ilona Granet and Donna Henes). DISBAND formed in 1978 and most recently performed at the Incheon International Women Artists’ Biennial (2009) in S. Korea.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

 November 10, 1968.

Jefferson Airplane stir up some controversy on The Smothers Brothers Show when Grace Slick, appearing in black face, gives the black power fist salute at the end of “Crown Of Creation”.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – The Stanford Gay Students Union was formed. It was the second Stanford organization for gay students. A previous organization, the Student Homophile League, was short lived.

November 10, 1973

Elton John started a eight week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’, the singers third US No.1. The album which had the working titles of Vodka and Tonics and Silent Movies, Talking Pictures, is his best selling studio album with worldwide sales of over 15 million copies. Recorded at the Château d’Hérouville, the album contains the Marilyn Monroe tribute, ‘Candle in the Wind’, as well as three successful singles: ‘Bennie and the Jets’, ‘Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting’ and the title track.

November 10, 1975

David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Space Oddity’ the track was first released in 1969 to tie in with the Apollo 11 moon landing. Rick Wakeman (former keyboard player with Yes) provided synthesizer backing. Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs ‘Ashes to Ashes’, ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ and ‘Blackstar’.

1976 – Lynn Ransom of Oakland, California, wins custody of her children in court. She is the first open lesbian mother to do so.

1978 – Dan White resigns from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and assassinates Harvey Milk and Mayor George Mascone 16 days later.

1979

on the usa song charts #6 Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer moved up with “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)”

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

1980, Canada- Toronto’s civic election sees defeat of George Hislop (June 3, 1927 – October 8, 2005), the first openly gay candidate to run for municipal office in Canada. He was a key figure in the early development of Toronto’s gay community. Hislop studied speech and drama at the Banff School of Fine Arts, graduating in 1949. He subsequently worked as an actor, and ran an interior design company with his partner, Ron Shearer. In 1971, Hislop cofounded the Community Homophile Association of Toronto, one of Canada’s first organizations for gays and lesbians. On August 28, 1971, he was also an organizer of We Demand, the first Canadian gay rights demonstration on Parliament Hill. In honor of his role as a significant builder of LGBT culture and history in Canada, a portrait of Hislop by artist Norman Hatton is held by the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives’ National Portrait Collection.

1980 – a former policeman fires a submachine gun into two Greenwich Village gay bars in New York City, killing two men and wounding six others.

1984,

UK – Labour Member of Parliament (MP)  Chris Smith (born 24 July 1951) becomes the first member of the House of Commons to voluntarily come out. Christopher Robert Smith, Baron Smith of Finsbury is a British politician, a former Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister; and former chairman of the Environment Agency. For the majority of his career he was a Labour Party member. He was the first openly gay British MP, coming out in 1984, and in 2005, the first MP to acknowledge that he is HIV positive.

After setting a new record for advanced orders, 1,099,500 copies, Frankie Goes To Hollywood went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut LP ‘Welcome To The Pleasure Dome.’ Also on this day Frankie Goes To Hollywood made their debut TV appearance on Saturday Night Live performing ‘Two Tribes’ and ‘Born To Run’.

on the usa song charts  Prince remained at #3 with “Purple Rain” and Wham! had #4–“Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”,  David Bowie’s “Blue Jean” was #8

After 18 weeks, Cyndi Lauper re-entered the Top 10 on the USA Album chart with She’s So Unusual.

1989 –

Republican lobbyist Craig Spence, commits suicide after it was discovered he gave secret tours of The White House to call boys and ran a male prostitution ring. Spence’s name came to national prominence in the aftermath of a June 28, 1989 article in the Washington Times identifying Spence as a customer of a homosexual escort service being investigated by the Secret Service, the District of Columbia Police and the United States Attorney’s Office for suspected credit card fraud. The newspaper said he spent as much as $20,000 a month on the service. He had also been linked to a White House guard who has said he accepted an expensive watch from Mr. Spence and allowed him and friends to take late-night White House tours. Spence entered a downward spiral in the wake of the Washington Times exposé, increasingly involving himself with call boys and crack, culminating in his July 31, 1989 arrest at the Barbizon Hotel on East 63rd St in Manhattan for criminal possession of a firearm and criminal possession of cocaine. Months after the scandal had died down, and a few weeks before Spence was found in a room at the Boston Ritz-Carlton Hotel, he was asked who had given him the “key” to the White House. Michael Hedges and Jerry Seper of The Washington Times reported that “Mr. Spence hinted the tours were arranged by ‘top level’ persons”, including Donald Gregg, national security adviser to Vice President George H. W. Bush at the time the tours were given. A few months before his death, Spence alluded to more intricate involvements. “All this stuff you’ve uncovered (involving call boys, bribery and the White House tours), to be honest with you, is insignificant compared to other things I’ve done. But I’m not going to tell you those things, and somehow the world will carry on.

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

1990

The Very Best of Elton John was the #1 album in the U.K.

1992 – The Louisiana Baptist Convention voted 581-199 to exclude congregations which condone homosexuality. A similar resolution was approved the same day by the North Carolina State Baptist convention.

1992 – On Roseanne, Sandra Bernhard plays the first recurring lesbian character on a sitcom.

1992 – The Portland, Maine, school committee approved a ban on anti-gay discrimination in public school employment.

1997 – Keith Boykin (born August 28, 1965) of the National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum and California state assemblywoman Sheila Kuehl (born February 9, 1941) participate in a White House conference on Hate Crimes.

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

2001

The musical “Lady Diana – A Smile Charms the World” opened in Germany.

2002

Viewers of the UK music channel VH1 voted Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” as the most romantic song ever. In 2nd place was Willie Nelson’s “You Were Always On My Mind” and 3rd was “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion.  

2013

Boy George announced that he was reforming Culture Club to record a new album called “Tribes” in early 2015 on the band’s own label.

2014, Bangladesh – Over 1,000 Hijra (transgender women of South Asia with a  long history) hold a Pride parade to celebrate the one-year anniversary since the government recognized them as a third gender.

2021

from the paper:

Together, these findings clearly show that lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults do not comprise a uniform group when it comes to suicide risk. Instead, suicide risk varies considerably depending on the intersection between sexual identity, gender, age, and race/ethnicity.

“This study sets the stage for future work investigating the impact of social inequalities on suicide risk among people with multiple social identities,” said Ramchand.

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20211109/Intersection-of-multiple-social-identities-may-increase-suicide-risk-for-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-adults.aspxIntersection of multiple social identities may increase suicide risk for lesbian, gay, and bisexual adultsSuicide risk among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults varies considerably depending on the intersection between sexual identity and other aspects of identity, such as gender, age, and race/ethnicity, according to a study led by researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health.www.news-medical.net

no one is calling for anti vaxxers to be government registered or put in concentration camps the way that gay men and drug users in fact were being spoken about in the 1980s and 190s by the same group who are anti-vaxxers now

seriously, the bully demographic keeps playing more victim than thou with the targettted groups

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/11/conservative-pundit-whines-gay-men-never-pariahs-aids-crisis-like-anti-vaxxers-now/Conservative pundit whines gay men were never “pariahs” during AIDS crisis like anti-vaxxers are now / LGBTQ NationThe prominent conservative activist spent decades working to pass laws (some of which still exist today) to strip gay men with HIV of their dignity…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.pride.com/news/2021/11/09/tiktok-exposed-judgement-fatphobia-men-deal-gay-barsA TikTok Exposed the Judgement & Fatphobia Men Deal With in Gay BarsThis video of a gay man getting viciously rejected at a bar has gone viral.www.pride.com

https://www.advocate.com/world/2021/11/09/italian-populist-politician-vincenzo-spadafora-comes-out-gayItalian Populist Politician Vincenzo Spadafora Comes Out as GaySpadafora said he had a responsibility to be out because he’s a public figure.www.advocate.com

multiple views represented including those who disagree with gender identity -which is required of academic ideas to be questioned and challenged –

because otherwise it is making a claim and denying other people’s rights to own ideas and requires persons to ignore ordinary human perceptions and knowledge

https://www.thenational.scot/news/19707994.bbc-leaves-stonewall-lgbt-diversity-champions-programme-amid-impartiality-fears/BBC leaves Stonewall LGBT Diversity Champions programme amid ‘impartiality’ fears | The NationalTHE BBC has withdrawn from LGBT charity Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme, saying its journalism “must be impartial and reflect a range…www.thenational.scot

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/from-a-gay-teacher-being-fired-to-library-not-charged-for-lgbt-books-this-week-in-across-the-country.htmlFrom a Gay Teacher Being Fired to Library Not Charged for LGBT Books, This Week in Across the Country | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2021/11/09/national-womens-lgbt-groups-press-de-blasio-and-hochul-to-stop-rikers-transfers-1392443National women’s, LGBT groups press de Blasio and Hochul to stop Rikers transfersAs crisis conditions gripped Rikers, de Blasio and Hochul announced a deal last month to move 230 inmates to two state facilities in Westchester.www.politico.com

https://www.africanews.com/2021/11/09/ghana-will-anti-lgbt-bill-be-passed-by-parliament/Ghana: Will anti-LGBT bill be passed by parliament? | Africanews“Ghana is not a one family value system. We even believe in the extended family system,. So how come somebody is proposing a bill about family values and all of a sudden, people do not want to raise an eye about it. What is it about the Ghanaian family value that is so threatened ” Alex Kofi Donkorwww.africanews.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-pop-culture/sex-city-alum-kim-cattrall-joins-peacocks-queer-folk-reboot-rcna5027‘Sex and the City’ alum Kim Cattrall joins Peacock’s ‘Queer as Folk’ reboot“Sex and the City” alum Kim Cattrall has joined Peacock’s “Queer as Folk” reboot as a recurring guest star, the streaming network confirmed Tuesday.   Thewww.nbcnews.com

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/queer-art-black-artist-mentorship-prize-1234609519/Pamela Sneed Wins Queer|Art’s Inaugural Black Artist Mentorship Award – ARTnews.comThe nonprofit Queer|Art awarded prizes to Pamela Sneed for Black queer mentorship and to Lola Flash for sustained achievement.www.artnews.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

Today in LGBT History – November 10 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-novembe…Nov. 10, 2017 — 1989 – Craig Spence (1941 – November 10, 1989) , a conservative Republican lobbyist, commits suicide in room 429 of the Boston Ritz-Carlton …

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for Sept 15

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1932 –Ann Bannon (pseudonym of Ann Weldy, born September 15, 1932) is born. She is an American author who, from 1957 to 1962, wrote six lesbian pulp fiction novels known as The Beebo Brinker Chronicles. The books’ enduring popularity and impact on lesbian identity has earned her the title “Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction”. Ann Bannon retired from teaching and college administration at California State University, Sacramento in 1997

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

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

September 15, 1962

A Chinese newspaper reports what it calls “ugly displays”, as teens have been seen dancing The Twist in Maoming Cultural Park.

1969: Gay Power, “New York’s First Homosexual Newspaper” and the first publication to emerge from the post-Stonewall movement, publishes its premiere issue. Gay Power,New York’s first gay newspaper and the first publication to emerge from the post-Stonewall movement, publishes its premiere issue. Gay Powerwas a biweekly newspaper edited by John Heys. It covered the culture and politics of the New York gay scene through a very personal vision. Each issue featured psychedelic covers and centerfolds and one of its covers was created by Robert Mapplethorpe. The newspaper also contained illustrations by Touko Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland, as well as regular contributors as Arthur Bell, Taylor Mead, Charles Ludlam, Pudgy Roberts, Bill Vehr, Pat Maxwell, Clayton Cole and regular columns from all of the active gay activists groups, from the most conservative Mattachine Society to the most radical The Gay Liberation Front, and all the other groups in between. 

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

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

1980, Canada – A Toronto Board of Education subcommittee to look into establishing a liaison between the Board and the gay and lesbian community caves from pressure from fundamentalist Christian groups, and votes to disband. It was the committee’s very first meeting. 

1982

In southern California, Queen played the Inglewood Forum in their last U.S. concert with Freddie Mercury.

1988: ACT UP protests MoMA’s show of graphic photos of people with AIDS by celebrated photographer Nicholas Nixon, who was neither gay nor afflicted. “The artist makes people with AIDS look like freaks, like sickly, helpless ‘victims,’ in the most fatalistic sense of the word,” Michael Kimmelman writes in the New York Times.

1984

Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘Relax’ became the longest running chart hit since Engelbert Humperdink’s ‘Release Me’, after spending 43 weeks on the UK singles chart.

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

1992 -Homosexuality is removed from the International Statistical Classification of Diseases by the World Health Organization.

1996: The European Parliament approves a resolution calling for an end to “all discrimination and/or inequality of treatment concerning homosexuals” in every country of the European Union.

1997

Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind 1997” tribute to Princess Diana sold more than 600,000 copies in its first day of availability in Britain and later became the biggest-selling single of all time.

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

2003

ABBA tribute acts overtook Elvis Presley impersonators in the battle of British covers singers according to a survey. The Swedish group jumped from third most tributed act in 2001 to top in 2002 with imitators like Abba Fever and Voulez Vous putting on Abba shows. Elvis dropped to number two while The Beatles dropped to three. The Performing Right Society carried out the research.

Madonna‘s children’s book “The English Roses” went on sale.

2011: The government of Australia announces new passport guidelines that will allow intersex people to select “X” as their gender identifier. Only intersex people may select X, transgender people must still select either “male” or “female”.

2021


https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/s-become-twilight-zone-rise-anti-gay-attacks-unsettle-uk-advocates-rcna2009‘It’s become the “Twilight Zone” up here’: Rise in anti-gay attacks unsettle U.K. advocatesIn the early hours of Friday, June 11, three men were assaulted and subjected to homophobic abuse near a pub in Liverpool, England, by a group of teenagers,www.nbcnews.com

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/09/14/doj-investigates-georgia-prisons-after-44-inmates-died-lgbt-assaulted/8331484002/DOJ investigates Georgia prisons after 44 inmates died, LGBT assaultedAssistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke said the inquiry was sparked by alarming reports of prisoner-on-prisoner attacks, along with staff assaults.www.usatoday.com

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-ruth-bader-ginsburg-laws-judiciary-vermont-31f461a49c2154dcf303cdd1315148b01st female LGBT federal appeals court nominee to get hearingMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is considering President Joe Biden’s nomination of a Vermont judge who played a role in the state’s passage of the first-in-the-nation civil unions law, a forerunner of same-sex marriage, to become the first openly LGBT woman to serve on any federal circuit court.apnews.com

https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/09/radio-interview-highlights-50th-anniversary-fgsslgbt-cornellRadio interview highlights 50th anniversary of FGSS/LGBT at Cornell | Cornell ChronicleProfessor Durba Ghosh, Professor in the Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences, discusses the 50th anniversary yearlong celebration of Cornell’s women’s studies program, now Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies (FGSS), as well as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) programs at Cornell.news.cornell.edu

https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/crime-pmn/s-koreas-lack-of-anti-discrimination-laws-takes-toll-on-lgbt-youth-activists-sayS.Korea’s lack of anti-discrimination laws takes toll on LGBT youth, activists say | National PostSEOUL — South Korea’s failure to pass national laws banning discrimination is taking a toll on citizens, particularly LGBT youth, a new report said on Tuesday,…nationalpost.com

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Today in LGBT History – September 15 | Ronni Sanlo

September 15 in LGBTQ History | THE LAVENDER EFFECT®

Daily Elvis: September 15

July 7 for LGBTQ2

July 7,1965

Sonny And Cher perform their new single “I Got You Babe” on US TV’s Rock and Roll show, Shindig.

1979

Sister Sledge at #7 with We Are Family

1984

“Relax” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood becomes the biggest selling single of all time in Great Britain, replacing Paul McCartney’s “Mull Of Kintyre” for that honor.

1989

It was announced that for the first time compact discs were out selling vinyl albums. The dominance of CDs virtually wiped out the 45 RPM single format, as nothing ended up replacing them. The 3 1/2 inch CD single would die out after record companies refused to offer them at a reasonable price.

2003

Lisa Marie Presley’s album “To Whom It May Concern” was certified Gold.

2007

Live Earth took place. The 24-hour, 7-continent series of concerts featured more than 100 music artists.  The concerts were organised by former US Vice-President Al Gore, as part of his campaign to “heal the planet”. Rock stars from around the world performed to hundreds of thousands of fans to highlight climate change. Concerts were held in Washington, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, London, Hamburg, Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney. Madonna brought London’s Live Earth concert to a close, playing a song she had written for the event. Other major acts who appeared included; Snow Patrol, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Genesis, The Beastie Boys, James Blunt, The Foo Fighters, Duran Duran, UB40, Snoop Dogg, Enrique Iglesias, Crowded House & Joss Stone. with The Police closing the days events in New Jersey.

2011

George Michael expressed his delight after learning that English tabloid News of the World was shutting down. As a constant target of the paper, Michael declared that the announcement is “a fantastic day for Britain.”

2021

https://www.country94.ca/2021/07/06/music-collective-giving-queer-voices-an-outlet/Music Collective Giving Queer N.B. Voices An Outlet | Country 94A New Brunswick music collective is providing a platform to release music by Queer artists. Moondrip Collectiv…www.country94.ca

https://techraptor.net/gaming/opinions/queer-representation-video-gamesWhy Queer Representation in Video Games MattersQueer representation in video games can help people discover who they are and help connect them with who others are.

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/europe/2021/07/06/anti-lgbt-georgian-protestors-burn-eu-flag-in-capital.htmlAnti-LGBT Georgian protestors burn EU flag in capital | The StarMOSCOW (AP) — Opponents of LGBT rights clashed with police in the Georgian capital and burned a European Union flag that was hanging in front of the p…www.thestar.com

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/07/07/chinese-social-media-giant-wechat-shuts-lgbt-accounts/Chinese social media giant WeChat shuts LGBT accounts – CityNews Torontotoronto.citynews.ca

we are an endangered demographic being erased

the lesbian separatists were right

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/jul/07/cubbyhole-lesbian-bar-america-new-york-west-villageThe fight to save one of America’s last lesbian bars: ‘We’re like an endangered species’ | Life and style | The GuardianThere are only 21 lesbian bars remaining in the US – a vertiginous drop from 200 in the 1980s. The much-loved Cubbyhole is one of themwww.theguardian.com

get divorced first

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/7/7/22565626/dear-abby-woman-is-realizing-shes-a-lesbian-but-still-loves-her-husbandDear Abby: Woman is realizing she’s a lesbian but still loves her husband – Chicago Sun-TimesShe long has identified as bisexual but now is repulsed by their lovemaking.chicago.suntimes.com

June 16 for LGBTQ2

1902

“The Wizard of Oz” musical first opens in Chicago, Illinois

June 16, 1952

“Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl,” the English translation of a book in the Dutch language diary kept by Frank while she was in hiding with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, was first published in the U.S. and UK.

June 16, 1958

Doris Day released “Everybody Loves A Lover,” which became the last of her 20 Top 10 singles (six of them as a featured vocalist with the Les Brown band).

June 16, 1961

Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West at Le Bourget Airport in Paris

June 16, 1962

The Konrads (featuring Dave Jay later to become David Bowie) made their live debut when they played at Bromley Technical School in Kent, England.

1967The three day Monterey Pop Festival in California began. All the proceeds went to charity when all the artists agreed to perform for free, the ‘Summer of Love’ was born. The festival saw many of the leading Rock acts of the time appeared, and the first major US appearances: Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Simon and Garfunkel, Canned Heat, The Mamas and The Papas, The Grateful Dead, Eric Burdon and The Animals, The Association, Booker T. and The MGs, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, David Crosby and Steve Miller. John Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas would later write, “San Francisco” (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) about the festival, which became a big hit for Scott McKenzie later in the year.


June 16, 1968
Santana, Steve Miller and Janis Joplin performed at the Fillmore West in San Francisco with proceeds going towards keeping the Matrix Club in San Francisco open.

e 16, 1972

David Bowie released his fifth studio album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars a concept album telling the story of a fictional bisexual alien rock star named Ziggy Stardust. The album which reached No.5 in the UK and No. 75 in the US has been consistently considered one of the greatest albums of all time.

1973

“Daniel” was down to 5 for Elton John

1979

1979

Donna Summer had the hottest song around with “Hot Stuff”.  Sister Sledge and “We Are Family” reached #2 with “Ring My Bell” from Anita Ward third. 

1984

Frankie Goes To Hollywood had their second UK No.1 single with ‘Two Tribes.’ It stayed at No.1 for nine weeks making Frankie Goes To Hollywood the first band to have their first two singles go to the top of the UK chart. During this run the group’s previous single ‘Relax’ climbed back up the charts to No.2.

2004

The three surviving original members of the New York Dolls perform together for the first time since 1975 at the first of two shows at London Royal Festival Hall. The concerts are spearheaded by The Smiths‘ frontman, Morrissey, who was once the president of the Dolls’ UK fan club. The band continues to record and perform in various incarnations after the reunion.

2021

so men have decided that feelings matter and the feelings that matter are transwomen’s feelings.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/university-head-says-free-speech-does-not-override-transgender-safety-20210615-p58171.htmlMelbourne University says frees speech does not override transgender rightsThe University of Melbourne is considering a gender affirmation policy that would prohibit public events or speech that could harm transgender people.www.theage.com.au

https://theconversation.com/the-debate-over-transgender-athletes-rights-is-testing-the-current-limits-of-science-and-the-law-162593The debate over transgender athletes’ rights is testing the current limits of science and the lawWith both sides claiming unfair discrimination, the science disputed and law contradictory, where do transgender athletes turn?theconversation.com

Drag Queens are misogamy…while Drag Kings celebrate the masculine

https://etcanada.com/news/792119/rupauls-drag-race-alum-laganja-estranja-comes-out-as-transgender/‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Alum Laganja Estranja Comes Out As Transgender | ETCanada.comLaganja Estranja is living as her true, unapologetic transgender self. Estranja, an alum from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 6, came out as transgender in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly. RELATED: Zackery Torres Announces They’re Transitioning https://www.instagram.com/p/CQJ98ZPr7Nv/ “There are so many other women around me who’ve inspired me to come forward today, and it’s because…etcanada.com

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/16/1007006637/gay-and-bisexual-men-are-now-allowed-to-donate-blood-in-england-scotland-and-walGay and Bisexual Men Are Now Allowed To Donate Blood In Most Of The U.K. : NPRThe shift in health policy in most of the U.K. reverses a decades-old rule that limited donor eligibility on perceived risks of contracting HIV/AIDs and other sexually transmitted infections.www.npr.org

queerbaiting and gay for pay movies continue

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2021/06/review-luca-pixars-first-gay-movie-love-victorIs Luca Pixar’s First Gay Movie? Maybe | Vanity FairA summery coming-of-age fable might be laden with allegory, or not.www.vanityfair.com

https://www.out.com/pride/2021/6/15/lesbian-tiktokers-parents-had-best-reaction-her-coming-outThis Lesbian TikToker’s Parents Had Best Reaction to Her Coming Out“It’s supposed to look like the lesbian flag as part of my coming out to tell you guys that I’m gay,” the young woman says in the now viral video.www.out.com

https://www.vice.com/en/article/5dbyzx/lesbian-women-video-shamed-shaving-heads-philippinesOutrage After Lesbian Women Allegedly Shamed By Shaving Their Heads in PublicRights advocates called on the government to pass laws protecting the LGBTQ community in the Philippines after the video went viral.www.vice.com

Queer for April 5

1961

Barbra Streisand made her network television debut when she appeared on NBC’s “Tonight with Jack Paar,” with guest host Orson Bean. Bean had recently performed with her in a nightclub and invited her to be on the late-night program for some national exposure when he filled in for Paar. She sang “A Sleeping Bee” and “When The Sun Comes Out.” Phyllis Diller andGore Vidal were also on the show.

1975
Olivia Newton-John’s “Have You Never Been Mellow, a number one hit had dropped to number 9

1977
David Bowie was one of the guests on The Dinah Shore Show.

1984
Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” was named Top Female Video and was nominated for Video of the Year at the 2nd annual MTV Music Awards.

1985
UB40, the Style Council, Spandau Ballet, Alison Moyet, Bronski Beat, the Pogues and Frankie Goes to Hollywood were featured on the U.K. music show The Tube.

1988
Tracy Chapman released her great self-titled debut album on Elektra Records.

2001

David Bowie started his BowieRadio on-line radio station.

2005

Lisa Marie Presley’s album “Now What” was released.

2008
Lady GaGa had the #1 U.K. album with her debut The Fame.

2017
Barry Manilow comes out as gay.

Musical Queers for Feb 11

queer music for feb 11

February 11, 1966
Cher recorded “Bang Bang,” written and produced by Sonny Bono. It was her biggest solo hit of the 1960s.

February 11, 1977
David Bowie released ‘Sound and Vision’ as a single, which was taken from his latest album Low. ‘Sound and Vision’ was used by the BBC in the UK on trailers at the time, providing considerable exposure, much needed as Bowie opted to do nothing to promote the single himself, and helped the song to No.3 on the UK charts.

1985
fourth annual Brit Awards
British Single was Frankie Goes To Hollywood ‘Relax’
Best British Group went to Wham!

1986

Boy George, lead singer of Culture Club, guest-stars on an episode of The A-Team. George played a singer mistakenly booked into a Country dance hall.

1987

The Smiths were at No.1 in the UK indie charts with ‘Shoplifters Of The World Unite.’ The title alludes to the communist slogan “Workers of the world, unite!”, and the 1966 David and Jonathan hit ‘Lovers of the World Unite’. The photograph on the sleeve is of a young Elvis Presley. (who’s mother’s maiden name was Smith)

2002

Elton John performs at the National Basketball Association All-Star Game in Philadelphia.

2011

Barbra Streisand was named MusiCares Person of the Year by the Grammy organization.

2014

Queen made UK chart history, becoming the first act to sell six-million copies of an album with their Greatest Hits compilation.

2016
72-year-old Barry Manilow was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after suffering what was described as “complications from emergency oral surgery” that he had undergone earlier in the week. His One Last Time tour had to be put on hold and concerts in Kentucky and Tennessee were canceled. To the surprise of many, just three days later Barry was well enough to attend Clive Davis’ pre-Grammys party in L.A. where he performed “Mandy” as well as “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart” from his latest album, “My Dream Duets”.

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