LGBTQ2 for November 5

BCE to The Suffragettes

1513, Panama – Spanish conquistador Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovers a community of cross-dressing males in present-day Panama and, according to reports, feeds at least 40 of them to his dogs.

1698, England – William Minton, a 19 year old servant, is used as bait to entrap Capt. Edward Rigby, the first homosexual victim of entrapment by the Society for the Reformation of Manners. He was tried for sodomy. These Societies were formed in Tower Hamlets, London, in 1690, with their primary object being the suppression of bawdy houses and profanity. A network of moral guardians was set up, with four stewards in each ward of the City of London, two for each parish, and a committee, whose business it was to gather the names and addresses of offenders against morality, and to keep minutes of their misdeeds. By 1699 there were nine such societies, and by 1701 there were nearly 20 in London, plus others in the provinces, all corresponding with one another and gathering information and arranging for prosecutions.

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

1961 – New York Times critic Howard Taubman launches an attack on “the increasing incidence of homosexuality on the New York stage” in an article headlined “Not What It Seems: Homosexual Motif Gets Heterosexual Guise.”;

1969 – The Homosexual Information Center protests at the offices of the Los Angeles Times because of the newspaper’s refusal to print the word “homosexual” in ads. The Times would not print an ad announcing a group discussion on homosexuality.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – The New York Times reports that the Gay Activists Alliance’s petition to incorporate as a non-profit organization was rejected because of the use of the word “gay” in the organization’s name.

The Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) was founded in New York City on December 21, 1969, almost six months after the Stonewall riots, by dissident members of the Gay Liberation Front(GLF). Some early members included Jim Owles, Marty Robinson, Tom Doerr(1947 – August 2, 1987) (who introduced the lambda symbol into the gay movement. Originally the lambda sign referred to the political work of the Gay Activists Alliance and “it was only later that it became a sign for gay liberation in general),photojournalist Kay Lahusen (born January 5, 1930),journalist Arthur Bell(November 6, 1939 – June 2, 1984),author Arthur Evans(October 12, 1942 – September 11, 2011), Bill Bahlman,author Vito Russo(July 11, 1946 – November 7, 1990),transgender rights acitivst Sylvia Rivera(July 2, 1951 – February 19, 2002),drtag queen Marsha P. Johnson(August 24, 1945 – July 6, 1992), Jim Coles,bisexual rights activist Brenda Howard(December 24, 1946 – June 28, 2005), David Thorstad(born June 6, 1941), Michael Giammetta and Morty Manford (son ofPFLAG founder Jeanne Manford). GAA’s first president was Jim Owles.

November 05, 1971

 Elton John released the album Madman Across the Water.

1973 -The Supreme Court of the United States in Wainwright v. Stone finds that the sodomy law of Florida is not unconstitutionally vague, reversing a Fifth Circuit ruling.

1974 – Elaine Noble (born January 22, 1944) becomes the first openly gay or lesbian individual to be elected to a state legislature in the United States when she is elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Inspired by Noble, Minnesota state legislator Allan Spear comes out in a newspaper interview. In 1986 Noble and Ellen Ratner formed a LGBT alcohol and drug treatment center in Minneapolis called the Pride Institute. More recently she has worked as a healthcare administrator and a realtor. Noble had a relationship with writer Rita Mae Brown in the 1970s and has since retained privacy regarding her personal life. She lives in Florida

November 5, 1977

ABBA had the #1 song in the U.K. with “The Name Of The Game”.

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

1983

The Culture Club had a hot mover (40-26)–“Church Of The Poison Mind”.

“Islands In The Stream” from Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton floated on top once again for a fourth week on the AC chart.

1985 – The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passes legislation to protect people with AIDS from discrimination.

1988

Whitney Houston held on to the top spot with her seventh #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart–“One Moment In Time” and sixth on the pop chart

 George Michael spent a 51st week on the chart with Faith at 8 , Tracy Chapman’s debut was at #9 

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

1992 – A New York State Bar Association committee issues a recommendation that low-income same-sex couples be granted access to state-subsidized housing.

1992 – A clause prohibiting anti-gay verbal abuse in public schools was repealed by the Fairfax (VA) county board of education because of complaints that it encouraged homosexuality.

1995

 Jackson Browne (as the Scarecrow), Roger Daltrey as the Tin Man, Jewel as Dorothy and Nathan Lane as the Cowardly Lion appeared at The Wizard of Oz in Concert, a benefit for the Children’s Defense Fund, in Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, in New York City.

Queen released Made in Heaven, their last studio album recorded before the death of lead singer Freddy Mercury.

1998 – The US Congress kills an amendment by Rep. Frank Riggs (R-CA) which would have barred San Francisco from spending federal housing money to implement its domestic partner ordinance.

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

2004, Canada – A judge in Saskatchewan rules that same-sex couples have the right to marry in that province.

2008 – Strauss v. Horton, a legal challenge to Proposition 8, is filed. Proposition 8, known informally as Prop 8, was a California ballot proposition and a state constitutional amendment passed in the November 2008 California state elections. The proposition was created by opponents of same-sex marriage in advance of the California Supreme Court’s May 2008 appeal ruling, In re Marriage Cases, which followed the short-lived controversy and found the previous ban on same-sex marriage (Proposition 22, 2000) unconstitutional. Proposition 8 was ultimately ruled unconstitutional by a federal court (on different grounds) in 2010, although the court decision did not go into effect until June 26, 2013, following the conclusion of proponents’ appeals.

2009, Viet Nam – Pham le Quynh Tram, born intersex and assigned male at birth, successfully petitions the government for legal recognition as a woman. In 2013,  he People’s Committee of the southern province of Binh Phuoc ordered the local Department of Justice to revert to recognizing Tram as a male and to refer to her as Pham Van Hiep, her birth name. In addition to the Department of Justice rescinding Tram’s initial recognition, the officials who first approved it are reportedly ordered to be penalized.

2012

To mark the 60th anniversary of the UK singles chart the Official Charts Company published a chart which lists all the 123 songs that have sold more than a million copies since it began in 1952. Elton John was at No.1 with Candle In The Wind, No.2 was Band Aid with Do They Know It’s Christmas? followed by Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody on 2.36million copies.

2018

Box office figures showed that the Fredie Mercury biographical film Bohemian Rhapsody was the top money making film for the previous weekend with a total worldwide gross of $145.1 million, against a production budget of about $52 million. Despite these impressive sales figures, the film received a mixed critical reception, with several historical inaccuracies being pointed out, in particular the timing of Mercury’s AIDS diagnosis.

2021

https://allafrica.com/stories/202111050525.htmlAfrica: LGBT Migrants in South Africa – Religion Can Be a Blessing, and a Curse – allAfrica.comAnalysis – Moral panics over sexual and gender rights are often shaped by religious beliefs. In many countries, political, cultural and faith leaders use religious rhetoric to justify exclusionary practices and constrict the space available to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists.Show Moreallafrica.com

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/china-lgbt-rights-group-shuts-down-in-tightening-environment-1.5653360China LGBT rights group shuts down in tightening environment | CTV NewsAn influential LGBT advocacy group in China that has spearheaded many of the legal cases pushing for greater rights is halting its work amid growing restrictions on social activism.www.ctvnews.ca

Lesbians are being named called and shunned and shamed for not dating transwomen. so if transwomen are being allowed to express their sexual frustrations about lesbians, it is not surprising that some reply comments are going to be on par with the cotton ceiling said about lesbians, that to unwanted sexual advances which ignore a no, will eventually result in defensive statements and actions.

https://www.comicsands.com/bbc-quote-terf-lesbian-cade-2655505044.htmlBBC Quotes Lesbian Porn Star Who Called For ‘Lynching’ Of Trans Women – Comic SandsThe BBC was bashed online for featuring anti-trans activist and former porn star, Lily Cade, who called for the lynching of trans women in her blog posts.www.comicsands.com

https://www.hot97.com/hip-hop-news/hot-news/tahiry-jose-joe-buddens-ex-reacts-to-him-seemingly-coming-out-as-bisexual/Tahiry Jose, Joe Budden’s Ex, Reacts To Him Seemingly Coming Out As Bisexual | Hot97Tahiry Jose, Joe Budden’s Ex, Reacts To Him Seemingly Coming Out As Bisexualwww.hot97.com

https://www.outsports.com/2021/11/5/22765264/nyc-marathon-gilbert-gaona-gay-marineGay Marine fell in love with running while he was stationed in Iraq – OutsportsGilbert Gaona has gone from serving under DADT to becoming president of NYC’s LGBTQ running club — and he did it just one step at a time.www.outsports.com

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/11/gay-tour-group-caught-middle-gunfight-alleged-mexican-drug-gangs/Gay tour group caught in middle of gunfight between alleged Mexican drug gangs / LGBTQ NationTwo men “presumed to be drug dealers” are dead, but no tourists were hurt when rival groups opened fire on the beach…www.lgbtqnation.com

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2021-11-04/abba-voyage-dancing-queen-gay-iconsHow ABBA became beloved gay icons: the surprising story – Los Angeles TimesWell before ‘Mamma Mia!’ a homemade remix of a second-tier ABBA song was the big bang of the LGBTQ community’s love affair with the Swedish foursome.www.latimes.com

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/nov/05/i-am-16-and-identify-as-an-ace-lesbian-but-i-dont-want-to-come-out-to-my-parentsI am 16 and identify as an ‘ace lesbian’ – how do I tell my parents? | Sexuality | The GuardianIt sounds as if your sexuality and orientation will be no surprise to them, says Annalisa Barbieriwww.theguardian.com

https://www.eurosport.com/football/liga/2021-2022/unnamed-spanish-footballer-confirms-that-he-is-bisexual-following-josh-cavallo-announcement_sto8615085/story.shtmlUnnamed Spanish footballer confirms that he is bisexual following Josh Cavallo announcement – EurosportA Spanish footballer has announced that he is bisexual, but has not revealed his name.www.eurosport.com

there needs to be more than two sports categories,

https://www.velonews.com/culture/molly-cameron-on-racing-as-a-transgender-woman-in-mens-and-womens-events/Molly Cameron on racing as a transgender woman in men’s and women’s events – VeloNews.comVeloNews Podcast, ep. 282: Cameron is well versed in the arguments about fairness. Now, she’s focused on working with race promoters on how registration platforms work, among other things.www.velonews.com

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962270Transgender Detransitioners Got Poor Care When TransitioningOver 50% of transgender people who transitioned but then regretted their decision and detransitioned felt they did not receive adequate assessment beforehand. Many had experienced internalized homophobia.www.medscape.com

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Today in LGBT History – November 5 | Ronni Sanlohttps://ronnisanlo.com › today-in-lgbt-history-novembe…Nov. 5, 2017 — 1698, England – William Minton, a 19 year old servant, is used as bait to entrap Capt. Edward Rigby, the first homosexual victim of entrapment …

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 31


Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1876 – Natalie Clifford Barney (October 31, 1876 – February 2, 1972), American playwright, poet and novelist, is born. She lives as an expatriate in Paris and is known as the Queen of the Paris Lesbians.

1896 – Jazz great and Oscar-nominated actress Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977) is born. She was an American singer and actress. Waters frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, but she began her career in the 1920s singing blues. Waters was the second African American, after Hattie McDaniel, to be nominated for an Academy Award. She was also the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Emmy Award, in 1962. Waters married three times, had no children and was bisexual.She was remarkably open (for her time) about her relationship with dancer Ethel Williams  (December 21, 1891-1961).

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1955 – Three men are arrested in Boise, Idaho on charges of lewd conduct and sodomy, inciting a “moral panic” that results in 16 arrests, 15 convictions and almost 1,500 people being questioned.

October 31, 1956Elvis had Natalie Wood flown in for a visit.

Natalie Wood and Elvis Presley outside the Hotel Chisca - October 31, 1956
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During the evening Elvis and Nick Adams took her down to the Hotel Chisca to meet Dewey Philips.

Bromance: Nick Adams

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

1964

  People gave Barbra Streisand her first #1 album, finally toppling the Beatles’ A Hard day’s Night after 14 weeks.

1968 – Silent film star Ramon Novarro (February 6, 1899 – October 30, 1968) is killed. He was a Mexican film, stage and television actor who began his career in silent films in 1917 and eventually became a leading man and one of the top box office attractions of the 1920s and early 1930s. Novarro was promoted by MGM as a “Latin lover” and became known as a sex symbol after the death of Rudolph Valentino. Novarro was troubled all his life by his conflicted feelings toward his Roman Catholic religion and his homosexuality. His body was found after being brutally murdered by hustler brothers Paul and Tom Ferguson, aged 22 and 17, who called him and offered their services. He had hired prostitutes from an agency to come to his Laurel Canyon home for sex previously, and the Fergusons obtained Novarro’s telephone number from a previous guest.

1969 – Sixty members of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) and the Society for Individual Rights(SIR) stage a protest outside the offices of the San Francisco Examiner in response to another in a series of news articles disparaging LGBT people in San Francisco’s gay bars and clubs. The peaceful protest against the “homophobic editorial policies” of the Examiner turned tumultuous and were later called “Friday of the Purple Hand” and “Bloody Friday of the Purple Hand.” Examiner employees “dumped a bag of printers’ ink from the third story window of the newspaper building onto the crowd.” Some reports state that it was a barrel of ink poured from the roof of the building. The protesters “used the ink to scrawl ‘Gay Power’ and other slogans on the building walls” and stamp purple hand prints “throughout downtown San Francisco” resulting in “one of the most visible demonstrations of gay power.” According to Larry LittleJohn, then president of SIR, “At that point, the tactical squad arrived – not to get the employees who dumped the ink, but to arrest the demonstrators. Somebody could have been hurt if that ink had gotten into their eyes, but the police were knocking people to the ground.”The accounts of police brutality include women being thrown to the ground and protesters’ teeth being knocked out.

1969 – Time magazine runs a cover story entitled, “The Homosexual: Newly Visible, Newly Understood.” The author, Christopher Cory, presents a “case for greater tolerance of homosexuals” yet “emphasized the effeminate side of homosexuality to the exclusion of everyone else,” resulting in a protest at the Time-Life Building on November 12, 1969.

1969: In San Francisco, lesbians and gay men protest homophobic language in the Examiner. Newspaper employees respond by showering the demonstrators with purple ink. Violence ensues.

October 31, 1969

David Bowie appeared at a Halloween night at the General Gordon, Gravesend, England. The gig lasted about 15 minutes, after Bowie sang ‘Space Oddity’ to everyone’s delight and then dragged a stool on stage, along with a huge book. He then sat and read poems and was booed off stage.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 31, 1975Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released as a single. It would stay on the chart for seventeen weeks, nine of them at number one and would eventually go Platinum. The song would be re-released in December, 1991 after being featured in the movie Wayne’s World and became a hit all over again.

1977, Canada – Halloween brings thousands of queer-bashers to Toronto’s Yonge Street looking for the annual drag parade. Gay representatives meet with police beforehand to try to prevent a crowd from gathering. Operation Jack-o’-Lantern, a gay street patrol, is organized to monitor situation but police do little to control crowd.

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

1980, Canada – For the first time, Toronto police do not allow queer-bashers and spectators to congregate outside St Charles Tavern to wait for drag queens. Traffic and pedestrians are kept moving with help of large numbers of police officers.

1980 – French-Canadian flight attendant Gaëtan Dugas (February 20, 1953 – March 30, 1984) pays his first known visit to New York City bathhouses. He would later be incorrectly deemed “Patient Zero” for his supposed connection to many early cases of AIDS in the United States. He was a French-Canadian flight attendant who was falsely linked by the CDC directly or indirectly to 40 of the first 248 reported cases of AIDS in the U.S. He was a relatively early HIV patient who once was widely regarded as “patient zero” for AIDS in the United States; his case was later found to have been only one of many that began in the 1970s, according to a September 2016 study published in Nature.

1987

Forbes Magazine listed the Top 40 American entertainment earners from 86-87, 8th was Whitney Houston $44 million, 7th Madonna $47 million

On the USA charts: Madonna had her 15th career hit and amazingly, her 14th consecutive Top 10–“Causing A Commotion”.

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

1992

on the usa charts:  Madonna’s “Erotica” was 6

1995

Queen released the album “Made in Heaven.” It was the last album to feature the band’s original lineup and the first to be released after Freddie Mercury’s death. Mercury died November 24, 1991 of AIDS.

1998

Chart history was made when the UK Top 5 singles chart was made up entirely of new entries. Alanis Morissette went in at No.5, Culture Club at No.4, U2 at No.3, George Michael at No.2 and Cher with ‘Believe’ at No.1. It made Cher (who was 52) the first female artist to have a No.1 single over the age of 50. The song was a No.1 in 23 countries.

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

2001, Germany – Openly gay Ole von Beust (born 13 April 1955) becomes the first mayor of Hamburg, Germany. He serves until 2010. He was a finalist for the World Mayor prize of 2010.

2003

Cher was named the year’s top female on tour by Billboard Magazine as her Farewell tour grossed $145 million and attracted 2.2 million fans to over 200 concerts.

2007, New Zealand – Maryan Street (born 5 April 1955) becomes the first openly lesbian member of Parliament. though she was outed after she entered office.

Joy Waring (born 7 October 1952) had been the first lesbian MP but she came out after she had entered office.

2021

https://coloradonewsline.com/2021/10/31/queer-halloween-saved-lives/Queer Halloween saved lives – Colorado NewslineFor many queer and trans folks, Halloween was the one safe place we could express ourselves. It’s been that way for centuries.coloradonewsline.com

https://www.kyivpost.com/lifestyle/what-is-it-like-to-be-queer-in-other-big-cities-in-ukraine.htmlWhat is it like to be queer in other big cities in Ukraine? – KyivPost – Ukraine’s Global VoiceKyiv is undoubtedly the queer capital of Ukraine but other major cities have bigger and more active LGBTQ+ communities than one might expect. Southern Odesa, western Lviv and eastern Kharkiv offer opportunities and events for queer people to express themselves and stand up for their rights. The Kyiv Post spoke to three people to find […]www.kyivpost.com

https://www.out.com/print/2021/10/31/20-boo-tiful-photos-elvira-undisputed-queer-queen-spooky20 Boo-tiful Photos of Elvira, Undisputed Queer Queen of Spooky, Over the YearsIn celebration of her Out100 cover, here is a retrospective of the Mistress of the Dark.www.out.com

https://www.out.com/television/2021/10/29/13-last-minute-queer-halloween-costumes-will-impress-your-friends13 Last-Minute Queer Halloween Costumes That Will Impress Your FriendsIf you need a costume this weekend, don’t worry, we’ve got you!www.out.com

https://www.out.com/music/2021/10/29/meet-outloud-all-queer-boy-band-we-wish-we-had-growingMeet OutLoud, the All-Queer Boy Band We Wish We Had Growing UpThe NYC-based foursome wants to be the kind of artists future generations of queer listeners can look up to.www.out.com

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/nearly-30-lgbtq-afghans-fleeing-taliban-arrive-in-u-k-hours-after-regime-says-gay-rights-will-not-be-respected-under-islamic-law/ar-AAQ8vHu?li=BBnbcA1Nearly 30 LGBTQ Afghans fleeing Taliban arrive in U.K. hours after regime says gay rights will not be respected under Islamic law“This is just the beginning of our efforts to help hundreds of LGBTQI+ individuals we are supporting in Afghanistan relocate to safety.”www.msn.com

https://www.mid-day.com/news/opinion/article/lobo-lobo-and-his-lgbt-23198899Lobo Lobo and his LGBT

https://www.timesofisrael.com/hackers-demand-1-million-to-end-leak-of-user-info-from-israeli-lgbt-site/Hackers demand $1 million to halt their leak of user info from Israeli LGBT site | The Times of IsraelBlack Shadow group, believed to be criminally motivated Iranians, demands digital ransom within 48 hours; HIV status of some users of dating site already posted onlinewww.timesofisrael.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-pop-culture/draculas-daughter-carmilla-lesbian-vampire-depictions-prove-immortal-rcna4113From ‘Dracula’s Daughter’ to ‘Carmilla,’ lesbian vampire depictions prove immortalSexual fluidity has been one of the hallmarks of vampiric portrayals throughout history.www.nbcnews.com

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-59093500Sir Elton John hits number one with lockdown album – BBC NewsThe pop legend beats Lana Del Rey and Coldplay to take the top spot with his Lockdown Sessions disc.www.bbc.com

from problematic heterosexuality to misapplying hetero norms to gay, lesbians and bisexuals – with nothing in the middle to trans attempting to force reverse heterosexuality with gender role reversal…

toxic is as toxic does, with no place in between

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-30/josh-cavallo-coming-out-mens-womens-queer-sport-cultures/100577678What Josh Cavallo’s coming out says about men’s and women’s queer sport cultures – ABC NewsAdelaide United footballer Josh Cavallo’s recent coming out received overwhelming support from global sport, but its impact shows men’s sport has a long way to go to catch women’s sport in accepting LGBTQIA+ athletes.www.abc.net.au

public bathrooms are separate for safety reasons that have not stopped being a reason for requiring separate facilities.

in fact, I would argue that there should be three public bathrooms – one for gay/bi men and transwomen, separate from women’s bathrooms and for heterosexual men

we cannot solve public safety problems without identifying the problem

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/john-waters-unveils-gender-restrooms-named-art-museum/?utm_source=LGBTQ+Nation+Subscribers&utm_campaign=2193dc7ea5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_10_30_03_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4eab596bd-2193dc7ea5-430855381John Waters unveils all gender restrooms named after him at art museum / LGBTQ NationWaters’ collaborator and trans activist Elizabeth Coffey was the restroom’s first “user.” “Can you think of anything any more elementary than just going to the bathroom?” she said…www.lgbtqnation.com

this is a lot of ignoring human history of genocide and war owing to religion, and that there was no historical Jesus

and claiming science, which studies nature, validates the supernatural…

From residential school mass graves, to Germany’s concentration camps: to the witch hunts to the crusades and murder of those who advance science, which does not study supernatural claims

to oppressing heterosexual women and denying rights to LGBTQ for centuries…

it is horrifying to see how nothing but tradition is convincing to adults who seek an invisible friend to be charge:

https://www.eternitynews.com.au/in-depth/things-im-asked-what-evidence-is-there-for-god/Things I’m Asked: What evidence is there for God?The leading atheistic philosopher in the early twentieth century, Bertrand Russell, was once asked what he would say to God by way of explanation when…www.eternitynews.com.au

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HUffPo queer lives

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 11

National Coming Out Day

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1884 – Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) is born. Famed for her work as a human rights activist and for her outspokenness as first lady, Roosevelt was also bisexual. She had long-term relationships with her husband, Franklin, and her dear friend, Lorena Hickock (March 7, 1893 – May 1, 1968). Roosevelt cared deeply about humanity. She once wrote, of the need to save the Jewish people of Europe, “We will be the sufferers if we let great wrongs occur without exerting ourselves to correct them.” She worked to pass anti-lynching legislation. She wrote a column urging congress not to further abrogate the sovereignty of American Indians. She resigned from the DAR when they refused to let opera star Marian Anderson sing in their hall (because Anderson was African-American) and she arranged instead for her to sing at the Lincoln Memorial. She publicly opposed Apartheid long before world sentiment was united about it. She served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. She was one of the most admired women in America in her day. Biographer Blanche Weisen has said that Roosevelt’s bisexuality and her relationship with Lorena Hickock were powerful influences on the human rights work she was so admired for.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1954 – Cleve Jones (born October 11, 1954) is an American AIDS and LGBT rights activist. He conceived the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt which has become, at 54 tons, the world’s largest piece of community folk art as of 2016. In 1983, at the onset of the AIDS pandemic Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation which has grown into one of the largest and most influential People with AIDS advocacy organizations in the United States. Jones conceived the idea of the AIDS Memorial Quilt at a candlelight memorial for Harvey Milk in 1985 and in 1987 created the first quilt panel in honor of his friend Marvin Feldman.

October 11, 1956

Elvis Presley , with Nick Adams along, arrived in Dallas by train to begin a brief tour

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

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

October 11, 1975

Janis Ian performs “At Seventeen” on the very first broadcast of NBC-TV’s Saturday Night Live.

1979: Toronto police raided The Hot Tub Club, a poplar Canadian gay bathhouse. Forty men present at the time received “bawdyhouse” charges, essentially equating the bathhouse with a space of prostitution.

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

1981 – In Los Angeles, then twenty-one year-old Prince  (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) opens for the Rolling Stones. He is booed off the stage with taunts of “Faggot!” and “F*cking queer!” Prince Rogers Nelson was an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and record producer.

1986

Madonna was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the title track from her album. ‘True Blue’ her third UK No.1. The title came from a favorite expression of her then husband Sean Penn and was a direct tribute to him.

1987:

The historic second March On Washington took place, drawing out around 500,000 attendees. Speakers at the event included Rev. Jesse Jackson and actress Whoopi Goldberg. The iconic AIDS memorial quilt was also displayed at this march, stitched together with more than 48,000 individual panels, the majority of which were dedicated to a loved one that had passed away from AIDS complications.

Seventy-five bisexuals march in the 1987 March on Washington For Gay and Lesbian Rights, which was the first nationwide bisexual gathering. The article “The Bisexual Movement: Are We Visible Yet?” by Lani Ka’ahumanu (born October 5, 1943) appeared in the official Civil Disobedience Handbook for the March. It was the first article about bisexuals and the emerging bisexual movement to be published in a national lesbian or gay publication

1988

Coming Out Day was founded in 1988 by Richard Eichberg, a psychologist and Jean O’Leary, a gay rights activist, to raise awareness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and its civil rights movement. They chose October 11th to mark the anniversary of the second major National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, which took place 1987. With estimates of half a million people participating, it was nearly five times the size of the first march in 1979. National Coming Out Day is observed throughout the U.S. and other countries around the world

More than 1,000 demonstrators in Maryland, led by ACT Up activists, invade the grounds of the Federal Food and Drug Administration to focus attention on the AIDS crisis and to protest the agency’s slow drug approval process. Nearly 150 demonstrators are arrested.

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

1993 – The US Supreme Court refuses to hear an appeal from a former CIA employee who was fired for acknowledging he was gay.

1997

Elton John went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Candle In The Wind 97’ A re-write of his 1974 hit about Marilyn Monroe. This version was raising funds for the Diana, Princess of Wales charity, following her death in Paris. It went on to become the biggest selling single in the world ever.

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

2005

Freddie Mercury’s 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow was offered for auction on eBay by his sister, Kashmira Cooke, who had inherited the car from him. The luxury vehicle had not appeared in public since 2002, when it had been used to transport the Bulsara family to the premiere of the Queen stage musical We Will Rock You. It came with a box of Kleenex Mansize tissues left in the car by Freddie.

2009

Barbra Streisand went to No.1 on the US album charts with ‘Love Is the Answer’. Streisand’s ninth No.1 album, making her the only artist to have a number one album in America in five different decades.

National Equality March takes place in Washington, DC

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) headquarters in Washington DC is vandalized by a group called Queers Against Assimilation. They throw pink and black glitter and paint at the building, calling the attack an “act of glamdalvism.”

2010

George Michael was released from Highpoint Prison in Suffolk, England after serving four of an eight week sentence for driving under the influence of drugs. The singer had been arrested after crashing his car into the front of a Snappy Snaps store in Hampstead, North London in July of this year.

2011

The group Queers Against Assimilation vandalized the Human Rights Campaign store in Washington, D.C. The radical activists threw pink and black paint and glitter on the building and left graffiti that read “Quit Leaving Queers Behind.” (h/t Quist)

2011 – Pioneering gay activist Frank Kameny dies (May 21, 1925 – October 11, 2011). Kameny was one of the most significant and iconic figures in the American gay rights movement.  In 1957, Kameny was dismissed from his position as an astronomer in the Army Map Service in Washington, D.C. because of his homosexuality, leading him to transform the gay rights movement of the early 1960s.

2013,

Moldova – Moldova’s parliament overturns a newly passed Russian-inspired “Gay Propaganda Law.”

LGBT History Month: 4 Queer Events On October 11 – HuffPost

http://www.newnownext.com/history-of-queer-words-twink-drag-coming-out/10/2021/The Surprising History of Queer Words You Use Every Day | NewNowNextTerms like “twink,” “drag,” and “coming out” are fixtures of our LGBTQ lexicon. But where did they come from?www.newnownext.com

racism within the LGBTQ2? because it is homophobia against it

https://www.midlands103.com/news/midlands-news/tullamore-man-promotes-campaign-to-reduce-racism-against-the-lgbt-community/Tullamore Man Promotes Campaign To Reduce Racism Against The LGBT+ Community – Midlands 103LGBTQ+ Activist, Darren Collins hopes to encourage people to support the Gay Project’s campaign #PrideAFwww.midlands103.com

https://deadline.com/2021/10/lesbian-legal-battle-hbo-nuclear-family-director-ry-russo-young-interview-1234853656/Nuclear Family Director Ry Russo-Young On End Of HBO Docuseries Tonight – DeadlineTurning the camera on her own family & the rough legal battle that defined much of her childhood, brought a new POV to the Before I Fall helmerdeadline.com

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Today in LGBT History  by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

October 11 – HuffPost

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for October 2

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1849, Benin –  Explorer Frederick Forbes arrives in the Kingdom of Dahomey (1600-1894) where he saw thousands of Amazons. Amazon tribes have existed in multiple time periods and continents, characterized as female-bodied with traditionally male traits. Forbes wrote “Dahomey and the Dahomans” for further reference.

1650 – The Plymouth colony court found Sara Norman guilty of lewd behavior on a bed with Mary Hammon. She was given a warning and ordered to publicly acknowledge her unchaste behavior. The death penalty in Plymouth applied only to sex between men. Sarah White Norman and Mary Vincent Hammon were prosecuted for “lewd behavior with each other upon a bed”; their trial documents are the only known record of sex between female English colonists in North America in the 17th century. Hammon was only admonished, perhaps because she was younger than sixteen, but in 1650 Norman was convicted and required to acknowledge publicly her “unchaste behavior” with Hammon, as well as warned against future offenses. This may be the only conviction for lesbianism in American history.

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

1961

Joan Baez released her album Volume Two.  and the single “Banks of the Ohio”

1969 – A National Institute of Mental Health study, chaired by Dr. Evelyn Hooker, urges government bodies to decriminalize private sex acts between consenting adults.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

Joan Baez achieved a fifth week at #1 on the Easy Listening chart and # 3 on the pop chart with one of the top songs of the year in that format–“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”.

1973 – Dr. Howard Brown, former New York City health administrator, comes out. He later becomes director of the National Gay Task Force.

1977: Glenn Burke, the first openly gay man to play in Major League Baseball, invented the high five in front of 46,000 fans at Dodger Stadium. Despite misconceptions that Jason Collins was the first openly gay player in a major pro sport, Burke was reportedly “comfortably out to his teammates and friends” — the press just wasn’t ready for it.

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

1985: Rock Hudson, a leading Hollywood actor, became the major first celebrity to dies of AIDS-related complications. A friend of Ronald Reagan, Hudson’s death proved to be a catalyst that changed public perception surrounding the AIDS epidemic and the individuals affected by it. Until the actor’s death, the mainstream media had largely ignored the AIDS crisis, with it existing in the realm of public consciousness as the “gay plague.”

1987 – The Minnesota Supreme Court refuses to rule on the constitutionality of the state’s sodomy law, which allows the law to remain on the books.

1987 – Commissioner John Markl of Traverse City Michigan resigns after Cindy and Dean Robb organize a petition campaign to demand that he be recalled after making homophobic remarks. The couple called his resignation a victory for civil and human rights. According to Dean Robb, nearly all of the volunteers he and his wife organized to get signatures were heterosexual.

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

1990, UK – Metropolitan police met with members of the London direct action group OutRage to discuss their concerns after several actions are directed at UK law enforcement agencies.

1997 – Variety magazine objected to the Motion Picture Association of America’s decision to give the movie Bent an NC-17 rating, pointing out that the sex scenes were far less graphic than heterosexual sex scenes in movies which receive R ratings.

1999: California Governor Gray Davis signed three pro-gay bills into legislation. One of these bills was titled the “The California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000,” which sought to legally incorporate LGBT-inclusive education into public schools.

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

2003

A pair of trousers worn in 1984 by the late Queen star Freddie Mercury were sold to the Hard Rock Cafe for £4,230 at a Christie’s auction of pop memorabilia held in London, England. A wooden sculpture of a cupboard, designed by John Lennon, claimed the highest price of the day, £28,200. Hundreds of items related to The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix also went under the hammer at the sale.

2013

Three LGBT Events That Took Place On October 2 | HuffPosthttps://www.huffpost.com › entry › october-2-lgbt-hist…Oct. 2, 2013 — Three LGBT Events That Took Place On October 2 · 1977: Glenn Burke, the first openly gay man to play in Major League Baseball, invented the high …

2013

Little Richard revealed that he had suffered a recent heart attack while at home with his family. The Rock ‘n’ Roll legend hadn’t performed since nearly collapsing on stage during a gig in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 2012.

Cher achieved her highest charting solo album ever when “Closer To The Truth” reached #3 in America. The only time she placed a record higher was in 1965 when she and Sonny Bono reached #2 with “Look At Us”, an LP that featured the hit single “I Got You Babe”

2014 – The first transgender bodybuilding competition in the U.S. is held during the FTM Fitness’ First Annual Conference in Atlanta. Shan Stinson, a former Marine, is crowned the first winner.

Blogger Nina Notes: separate sports categories are needs to ensure women of all sexualities’ have sports to play and sports role models

2021

this is a meme I made a few years back

https://www.rawstory.com/pat-robertson-700-club/‘Apostle of Hate’: Internet celebrates as anti-LGBTQ televangelist Pat Robertson announces retirement – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent JournalismConspiracy theorist, anti-LGBTQ activist, religious extremist, right wing media mogul, and conservative televangelist Pat Robertson announced on Friday he is stepping down from his role as host of “The 700 Club.” And while his Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) is calling it “60 Years of History-M…www.rawstory.com

“What 9-year-old kid today can’t access Pornhub or whatever they want, you know what I mean?”

https://www.coastreporter.net/the-mix/wyoming-librarians-under-fire-for-books-about-sex-lgbtq-4479339Wyoming librarians under fire for books about sex, LGBTQ – Coast ReporterCHEYENNE, Wyo.www.coastreporter.net

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/ebay-onlyfans-trump-s-anti-sex-internet-crusade-silencing-lgbtq-ncna1278927From eBay to OnlyFans, Trump’s anti-sex internet crusade is silencing LGBTQ cultureFrom eBay to OnlyFans, Trump’s anti-sex internet crusade is silencing LGBTQ culture — from leather magazines to lesbian archives to TikTok and social mediawww.nbcnews.com

preferred pronouns is not the same as learning the actual history of the nation

part of the trans lobby is the co-opting of other demographics oppression

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/lgbtq-newspaper-publisher-proclaims-no-one-gives-hoot-woke-gender-identity/LGBTQ newspaper publisher proclaims “no one gives a hoot” about “woke” gender identity / LGBTQ NationTJ Montemer, the owner of The Pride LA newspaper, made the comments condemning a schoolteacher that asked their students what their pronouns were…www.lgbtqnation.com

so putting at risk youth where predators can low barrier access them?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/09/30/dc-lgbtq-shelter-covenant-house/Covenant House opening new low-barrier shelter for LGBTQ youthsThe Shine shelter is opening Friday afternoon in the Deanwood neighborhood of Northeast Washington.www.washingtonpost.com

it is a good intention but a bizarre idea

why not increase security so everyone is safer?

https://www.wionews.com/world/diversity-spaces-germany-reserves-parking-spots-for-lgbt-community-and-migrants-417550‘Diversity spaces’: Germany reserves parking spots for LGBT community and migrants, World News | wionews.comA car park in Germany decided to show its support to the LGBTQ community and migrants by painting a rainbow flag on one of its walls and reserving specific parking spots.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 22

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1676 – Governor Edmond Andros of New York issues an order extending the 1665 sodomy law of New York into what is now Pennsylvania and Delaware

1928 – The Chicago Defender, one of the pre-eminent African American newspapers, runs an ad for a new record by Ma Rainey (1886-1939) called Prove It on Me Blues. The lyrics are unmistakably about women-loving-women

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 22, 1956

Billboard magazine prints an article which says, “With new experiences to their credit, such as calling in riot squads, and with scars such as damaged seats, some arena and stadium officials have turned their thumbs down to Rock and Roll.”

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

September 22, 1964

“Fiddler on the Roof” opened on Broadway. It was the beginning of a run of 3,242 performances. The classic musical became the first play in history to record 3,000 performances on Broadway.

September 22, 1969

A new weekly TV show ‘The Music Scene’ aired on ABC in the US for the first time. Stevie Wonder, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Tom Jones, Cass Elliot, James Brown, Janis Joplin and Sly and the Family Stone were all booked to appear on the show. A promotional film of “Ballad Of John And Yoko”/”Give Peace A Chance” by the Beatles was also shown.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

September 22, 1972

David Bowie kicked of the North American leg of his Ziggy Stardust world tour at the Music Hall in Cleveland, Ohio.

1975, Canada – Doug Wilson, a graduate student in education at University of Saskatchewan, is prevented from practice teaching in Saskatoon because he was publicly active in the gay movement. The president of the university calls it a “managerial decision.”

1975 – Oliver Sipple (November 20, 1941 – February 2, 1989), a gay man and former Marine and Vietnam veteran, prevents a gunshot fired by Sara Jane Moore from hitting President Gerald Ford, in San Francisco. The subsequent public revelation that Sipple was gay turned the news story into a cause célèbre for LGBT rights activists, leading Sipple to unsuccessfully sue several publishers for invasion of privacy.

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

1980

Geffen Records was formed. David Geffen is a gay man who may be an inspiration for Carely Simons ‘Your so vain”

in 2022: https://www.forbes.com/sites/hanktucker/2021/09/21/billionaire-music-mogul-david-geffen-pledges-75-million-to-columbia-business-school/

1984

Queen‘s Freddie Mercury makes a mis-step at the Europhalle in Hanover, Germany and falls down some stairs. Despite badly injuring his knee, he finishes the rest of the show.

1989

Irving Berlin died at the age of 101.  Irving Berlin, one of the greatest songwriters in American history, whose “White Christmas” is one of the top-selling singles of all-time, died in his sleep at the age of 101 in New York City.  Berlin wrote an estimated 1,500 songs, including the scores of 19 Broadway shows and 18 motion pictures.  Among the other great Berlin songs:  “God Bless America”, “Always”, “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, “Puttin’ On The Ritz” and “Count Your Blessings (Instead Of Sheep)”.  Berlin’s songs were recorded by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Linda Ronstadt, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Cher, Dean Martin, Doris Day, Eddie Fisher, Fred Astaire, Ethel Merman, Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong and Al Jolson, just to name a few.

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

1990

George Michael moved from 18-8 with “Praying For Time” on the USA Song charts

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

2000 – The Backstreet Café in Roanoke, V.A. was attacked by a man named Ronald Gay who specifically said he was on a mission to kill gay people. The 55-year-old drifter opened fire at the bar killing one man, Danny Lee Overstreet, and wounding six others.

2011

Research conducted by car maker SEAT found that Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was the song most likely to be found on British iPods, with more than 40% of owners having the hit on their players. The Beatles had four songs in the list, a feat also matched by Coldplay. Other favourites included U2, The Killers and Rihanna.

2019 – 

Billy Porter becomes the first openly gay Black man to win the Emmy for best lead actor in a drama series.

2021

https://www.advocate.com/people/2021/9/21/willie-garson-carries-gay-bestie-sex-and-city-has-diedWillie Garson, Carrie’s Gay Bestie on ‘Sex and the City,’ Has DiedThe straight actor portrayed a beloved character, Stanford Blatch.www.advocate.com

https://www.gaycitynews.com/family-demands-accountability-after-gay-mans-death-at-rikers/Family Demands Accountability After Gay Man’s Death at RikersThe family of a gay 24-year-old who died at Rikers earlier this month is seeking answers about the circumstances surrounding his death after they said jail officials ignored his pleas for medical care when other inmates heard him “screaming” for help. Esias “Izzy” Johnson, a Massachusetts native remembered by his parents as an intelligent, kindhearted […]www.gaycitynews.com

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10013771/Doctor-admits-bombarding-colleague-homophobic-messages-telling-staff-didnt-want-gay.htmlDoctor admits bombarding colleague with homophobic messages telling him staff ‘didn’t want a gay’ | Daily Mail OnlineDr Lydia Krexi sent the medic a string of texts and WhatsApp messages during telling him other doctors were gossiping about his sexuality and wanted him to leave the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.www.dailymail.co.uk

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/bisexual-stars-and-activists-share-their-advice-for-coming-out-and-finding-your-community/Bisexual stars and activists share their advice for coming out and ‘finding your community’Philip Baldwin speaks with six prominent bisexual stars and activists about their experiences coming out and their advice for bisexual youth. www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://people.com/movies/hbo-nuclear-family-explores-lesbian-couples-journey-to-define-our-reality-and-life/First Look: HBO’s Nuclear Family Explores Lesbian Couple’s Journey | PEOPLE.comThe three-part docuseries — directed and produced by filmmaker Ry Russo-Young — premieres Sep. 26 on HBOpeople.com

https://nypost.com/2021/09/21/elvira-reveals-sexuality-wilt-chamberlain-encounter-more/Elvira comes out as lesbian, reveals Wilt Chamberlain assaultIn a new book, “Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark,” TV icon Elvira, Mistress of the Dark — Cassandra Peterson, now 70 — opens up about her relationship with a woman and more.nypost.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

LGBTQ Rights Milestones Fast Facts | CNN

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 5

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1954, UK – Violet Ellen Katherine Jones pretends to be a man so that she may marry Joan Lee in the Catholic Church. Rev. D. Clark performs the ceremony but then informs the Bishop of his suspicions. The couple is caught and taken to court where they admit to making false statements on their marriage license. They’re fined £25.

September 5, 1957

Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” was first published.

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

1967 – The television series N.Y.P.D. was the first series in America to air an episode with a gay theme. It was entitled “Shakedown.” The police track down a man blackmailing gay men, prompting several suicides.

1969 – Unitarian Universalist minister James Stoll (January 18, 1936 – December 8, 1994) is the first ordained minister in the U.S. or Canada to publically come out. He did so at the annual Continental Conference of Student Religious Liberals on September 5, 1969 at the La Foret Conference Center near Colorado Springs, Colorado. He led the effort that convinced the Unitarian Universalist Association to pass the first-ever gay rights resolution, in 1970. He also founded the first counseling center for gays and lesbians in San Francisco, then, in the 1970s, he established the first hospice on Maui. He was president of the San Francisco chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union in 1990s. He died at the age of 58 from complications of heart and lung disease, exacerbated by obesity and a lifelong smoking habit.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970, Columbia – Columbia “decriminalizes” “homosexual behavior,” changing it from a felony to a misdemeanor. The maximum penalty is reduced to “only” three years.

Janis Joplin started recording sessions recording a version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song ‘Me and Bobby McGee’. Joplin, (who was a lover and a friend of Kristofferson’s from the beginning of her career to her death), topped the US singles chart with the song in 1971 after her death, making the song the second posthumous No.1 single in US chart history after ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay’ by Otis Redding.

1975

David Bowie with his biggest career hit “Fame” at #7 on the song charts USA

while the LP charts:  Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John fell to 2 while Janis Ian enjoyed the biggest album of her career with Between the Lines.  

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

1981

Soft Cell were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of ‘Tainted Love.’ The song had been a hit for Gloria Jones in 1964.

1987, Netherlands – The Homomonument, a pink granite triangle memorial to LGBT victims of the Nazis, is dedicated in Amsterdam. The Homomonument is a memorial in the center of Amsterdam and commemorates all gay men and lesbians who have been subjected to persecution because of their homosexuality. Opened on September 5, 1987, it takes the form of three large pink triangles made of granite, set into the ground so as to form a larger triangle, on the bank of the Keizersgracht canal near the historic Westerkerk church. The Homomonument was designed to “inspire and support lesbians and gays in their struggle against denial, oppression and discrimination.” It was the first monument in the world to commemorate gays and lesbians who were killed by the Nazis. Later, similar monuments were created in a number of cities all around the world.

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

1991 – ACT UP activists unfurl a giant condom at the home of N.C. Senator Jesse Helms who opposed sex education and AIDS research funding. Helms wrote the law barring HIV+ people from entering the U.S. That law was repealed in 2012.

1997

Elton John sang an updated version of “Candle In The Wind” at the funeral of England’s Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in London.  The song, which was named “Candle In The Wind ’97”  would go on to become one of the top-selling singles of all-time.

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

Sept 5, 2007 – Principal Genna Suraci starts the school year at the Port Ewen, NY Career & Technical Center uneventfully, like any other school year. Over the summer, she’d officially transitioned from Gary to Genna. The school apparently took in stride their transsexual leader’s transition. Student Kaitlyn Walker, 17, was quoted in the New York Times saying, “It doesn’t matter what happened, it’s the person inside. It’s the same person. It doesn’t really matter if you change the outside.”

Blogger Nina Notes: for public square access and humans rights, it should not. Where this does matter is in personal relationships, which are not subject to human rights.

2016

An asteroid was named after Freddie Mercury to mark what would have been the singer’s 70th birthday. The Queen frontman has had his name attached to Asteroid 17473, which was discovered in 1991 – the year he died. Queen guitarist Brian May told a gathering of 1,250 fans at Montreux Casino in Switzerland that the asteroid would now be known as Asteroid 17473 Freddiemercury.

2021

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/grace-pentecostal-church-bonavista-service-1.6162601Bonavista church under fire after open-air service criticized abortion, LGBT community | CBC NewsA video of an open air church service in Bonavista is getting attention on social media after the minister attacked abortion, gender diversity and gay marriage.www.cbc.ca

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1112557/european-games-host-krakow-anti-lgbt-euEuropean Games host refusal to withdraw anti-LGBT resolution put funding at riskThe Council in Malopolska, which includes Kraków, has voted to re-affirm its status as an “LGBT-free zone”, despite the European Union threatening to remove billions of euros in funding which could affect preparations for the 2023 European Games which it is due to stage.www.insidethegames.biz

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/polands-chief-rabbi-michael-schudrich-condemns-lgbt-free-zones/Poland’s chief rabbi Michael Schudrich condemns “LGBT-free zones”Poland’s chief rabbi Michael Schudrich has spoken out against the country’s harmful LGBT-free zones in a new statement.www.gaytimes.co.uk

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/3147602/local-walking-tour-takes-deep-dive-world-hong-kongs-lgbtA walk beneath the rainbow umbrella in Hong KongHong Kong Free Tours takes people to various places significant to the local LGBT community; stops include Court of Final Appeal and Lan Kwai Fong.www.scmp.com

https://time.com/6095374/switzerland-gay-marriage/Tens of Thousands Protest for Gay Marriage in Switzerland | Timeens of thousands protested in Switzerland on Saturday for the legalization of same-sex marriage in the Alpine country.time.com

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/chennai-parents-of-lgbt-kids-reach-out-to-support-groups-helpline/articleshow/85945248.cmsChennai: Parents of LGBT kids reach out to support groups, helpline | Chennai News – Times of IndiaThree years ago, *Prema’s child told her she identified as non-binary. But it was in July this year the 52-year-old decided to attend a support grouptimesofindia.indiatimes.com

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Today in LGBT History – September 5 | Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Daily Elvis: September 5

LGBTQ2 for September 4

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1939 – The day after the UK declares war on Germany, Alan Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954), father of computer science, registers for the UK military. He would make a major breakthrough in deciphering the German Enigma code that would help the Allies win WWII. His story is caught in the film The Imitation Game

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1957: 

The Wolfenden report is published in England. The committee recommends “that homosexual behavior between consenting adults in private should no longer be a criminal offense”. The committee also recommended that the age of consent for sexual acts between men be set at 21, in contrast to 16 for heterosexual and lesbian sex.

In the segregated U.S. state of Arkansas, Governor Orval Faubus called out the National Guard to stop nine black students from entering previously all-white Central High School in Little Rock. The students were later allowed to enter after the intervention of President Dwight Eisenhower.

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

1965

Sonny & Cher’s former #1 “I Got You Babe” was #6 on the USA pop charts

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

On the USA LP charts  the Soundtrack to “Jesus Christ Superstar” was #9

1976: 

Start of the three-day “Fourth Annual Gay Conference for Canada and Quebec,” held in Toronto, including a rally and march.

ABBA had the #1 song in the U.K.–“Dancing Queen”.

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

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

1990: Voters in Florida’s Broward County defeat a gay rights ordinance 59% to 41%.

1993

Paula Abdul hosted an AIDS awareness television special called In a New Light ’93.

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

2002: In Hungary, the Constitutional Court repeals §199 of the penal code, equalizing the age of consent for both heterosexual and homosexual activity at 14.

September 4, 2012 – 

The Democratic Party becomes the first major US political party in history to publicly support same-sex marriage on a national platform at the Democratic National Convention.

2016

September 4, 2016…Queen guitarist/astrophysicist Brian May announced that an asteroid orbiting Mars and Jupiter had been named for Freddie Mercury on what would have been the late singer’s 70th birthday.

2021

https://www.indy100.com/celebrities/drake-lesbian-lyric-album-backlash-b1914203Drake criticised for declaring himself a ‘lesbian’ in song on new album | indy100Drake has dropped his sixth studio album Certified Lover Boy on Friday (September 3), but there is one particular lyric from a track that some people are having problems with.www.indy100.com

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/benhenry/lil-nas-x-montero-album-pregnancy-photoshootLil Nas X Shuts Down Criticism After “Montero” Pregnancy Photoshoot“Let me get offline, all of this negative energy is not good for the baby.”www.buzzfeednews.com

Indeed, men of all sexualities need to stop co-0pting women’s biology and fetishing women’s sexuality and gender, which is biological, regardless of personal expression or culture roles

and heterosexual women really need to think about how men behave to women

https://nypost.com/2021/09/03/tiktok-trend-claims-to-help-women-realize-theyre-lesbians/TikTok trend claims to help women realize they’re lesbiansTikTok users are doing their best to help women determine if they’re really attracted to men or if actually they’ve just succumbed to “compulsory heterosexuality” and are, in fact, lesbian.nypost.com

https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/09/03/remembering-deaf-lesbian-pioneer-barbara-kannapell/?cf_chl_jschl_tk=pmd_uzWEGwBK50yJanJqYX4a2h.82sE_zNowfpG_x13HEks-1630777547-0-gqNtZGzNAmWjcnBszQblRemembering deaf lesbian pioneer Barbara Kannapell‘A fierce leader decades ahead of her time’www.washingtonblade.com

https://www.businessinsider.com/gay-man-raped-and-beaten-by-taliban-tricked-into-meeting-2021-9Afghanistan Gay Man Raped and Beaten by Taliban, Lured on Social MediaAfghan activists told Insider that even during the previous governments, gay men would be lured to their deaths through social media.www.businessinsider.com

indeed, they are different and it is okay to be bisexual and okay to be gay and okay to be lesbian

and define in clear terms

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/03/wikipedia-bisexuality-pansexuality-backlash/Wikipedia faces huge backlash after saying pansexuality and bisexuality are the same thingWikipedia has been accused of “spreading misinformation” after incorrectly claiming that pansexuality and bisexuality are the same thing.www.pinknews.co.uk

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LGBTQ Rights Milestones Fast Facts | CNN

Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

THe Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for September 1

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1864, Ireland – Sir Roger Casement (September 1, 1864 –August 3,1916) is born in Kingston, Ireland. A former British diplomat he joined the Irish nationalists. Casement was captured and tried for treason. At his trial, the fact he is gay is used as further evidence of his evil ways and he is hanged. Described as the “father of twentieth-century human rights investigations,” he was honored in 1905 for the Casement Report on the Congo and knighted in 1911 for his important investigations of human rights abuses in Peru. He then made efforts during World War I to gain German military aid for the 1916 Easter Rising that sought to gain Irish independence. Casement’s remains lay in state at Arbour Hill in Dublin for five days during which time an estimated half a million people filed past his coffin. After a state funeral, the remains were buried with full military honors in the Republican plot in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublinwith other Irish republicans and nationalists. The President of the Republic of IrelandÉamon de Valera, who in his mid-eighties was the last surviving leader of the Easter Rising, attended the ceremony, along with an estimated 30,000 others.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1937 – Actress, writer, comedian Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin (September 1, 1939) is born. She is an American comedian, writer, singer, and producer, and an openly lesbian feminist. Tomlin was the 2003 recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain prize for humorists. Tomlin began her career as a stand-up comedian, and performed Off-Broadway during the 1960s. Her breakout role was performing as a cast member on the variety show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In from 1969 until 1973. She currently stars on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie as Frankie Bernstein. Her performance as Frankie garnered her three consecutive nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Her signature role was written by her wife (then partner), Jane Wagner, in a show titled The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe which opened on Broadway in 1985 and won Tomlin the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play.

1939, Poland – German invasion of Poland begins WWII. Thousands of gay men are called to military service yet over 20,000 civilians are convicted under Paragraph 175 for homosexuality. More than 7,000 servicemen are also convicted, sent to prison, then forced to return to the front. Gay men had to wear the pink triangle as indication their homosexuality.

1939 – The first openly gay judge in the United States was Stephen M. Lachs(born September 1939) is born. He appointed by Governor Jerry Brownto the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 1979-1999.Before leaving office in 1981, Brown appointed three more gay and lesbian judges to the California courts, including the nation’s first openly lesbian judge, Mary Morgan, who served on the San Francisco municipal court.

1949 – Leslie Feinberg (September 1, 1949 – November 15, 2014) was an American,butchlesbianand transgender activist, communist, and author. Her writing, notably Stone Butch Blues  (1993) and her pioneering non-fiction book, 1996’sTransgender Warriors, laid the groundwork for much of the terminology and awareness around gender studies and was instrumental in bringing these issues to a more mainstream audience. Feinberg described herself as “an anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary communist.” Feinberg’s widow, Minnie Bruce Pratt(born September 12, 1946), wrote in her statement regarding Feinberg’s death that Feinberg did not really care which pronouns a person used to address her: “She preferred to use the pronouns she/zie and her/hir for herself, but also said: ‘I care which pronoun is used, but people have been respectful to me with the wrong pronoun and disrespectful with the right one. It matters whether someone is using the pronoun as a bigot, or if they are trying to demonstrate respect.” Feinberg’s last words were reported to be “Hasten the revolution! Remember me as a revolutionary communist.”

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1959, Paraguay – Radio host Bernardo Aranda is assassinated. 108 gay men were arrested for the alleged murder and their names were publicly released. “108” became a slang term for homosexuality in Paraguay.

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

1961 – Czechoslovakiaand Hungary decriminalize sodomy.

1961, Rome – The Vatican declares that anyone who is “affected by the perverse inclination” towards homosexuality should not be allowed to take religious vows or be ordained within the Roman Catholic Church.

1964 – The first photograph of lesbians appears on the cover of lesbian magazine The Ladder,showing two women from the back, on a beach looking out to sea. The Ladder was the first nationally distributed lesbian publication in the United States. It was published monthly from 1956 to 1970, and once every other month in 1971 and 1972. It was the primary publication and method of communication for the Daughters of Bilitis(DOB), the first lesbian organization in the US. It was supported by ONE, Inc. and the Mattachine Societywith whom the DOB retained friendly relations. The name of the magazine was derived from the artwork on its first cover, simple line drawings showing figures moving towards a ladder that disappeared into the clouds. The first edition of The Ladder appeared in October 1956, edited by Phyllis Lyon(born November 10, 1924), who co-founded the Daughters of Bilitis in 1955 with Del Martin (May 5, 1921 – August 27, 2008), both of whom had journalism experience. Many of its contributors used pseudonyms or initials. Lyon edited The Ladder as “Ann Ferguson” for the first few months but dropped the name as a way of encouraging their readers not to hide. In 1963, Barbara Gittings(July 31, 1932 – February 18, 2007) took over editing The Ladder, giving it a more politically urgent stance, and by adding “A Lesbian Review” under the title of the magazine. The line drawings on the cover were replaced with photographs of lesbians to make them more visible. The first woman who appeared in a photograph on the cover in May, 1964 was an unnamed model. The first woman who allowed her name to be printed was from Indonesia who had sent her picture and a letter explaining how isolated she was. In 1975, Arno Press released a nine-volume compilation of The Ladder in hardback as part of their series “Lesbians and Gay Men in Society, History, and Literature” with a short foreword by Barbara Grier (November 4, 1933 – November 10, 2011). Speaking to journalist and historian Rodger Streitmatter about The Ladder, Grier commented that “no woman ever made a dime for her work, and some … worked themselves into a state of mental and physical decline on behalf of the magazine.”

1969, Germany – West Germany repeals its laws prohibiting homosexual acts between consenting adults. It’s interesting to note that this change didn’t affect lesbians, as West German sex laws had never acknowledged the existence of lesbians.

1969: 

West Germany repeals laws prohibiting gay acts between consenting adults-applies to males only as lesbianism was never proscribed by W. German law.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – Del Whan taught the first gay studies class at the University of Southern California, titled “Social Movement: Gay Liberation.” It evolved into USC’s first student group, The Gay Liberation Forum. USC approved it as a student organization in 1975. The name was changed to Gay Student Union.  

September 1, 1972

David Bowie released “John, I’m only Dancing” in the U.K. The song was not released in the U.S. until 1976.

1973

Elton John and Steely Dan shared a bill at Balboa Stadium in San Diego, California.

1977: 

The present-day Log Cabin Republicans organization is founded as the “Gay The Log Cabin Republicans club is formed in Southern California (originally called “Gay Republicans). Log Cabin Republicans was founded as a rallying point for Republicans opposed to the Briggs Initiativewhich attempted to ban homosexuals from teaching in public schools. In addition to sanctioning the termination of openly gay and lesbian teachers, the proposed legislation authorized the firing of those teachers that supported homosexuality. On October 22, 2016, the board members of LCR voted not to endorse the Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump.In defiance, the LCR statewide chapters of Colorado, Georgia, and Texas, along with the LRC countywide chapter of Orange County, California and the LCR city chapters of Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; and Cleveland, Ohio; voted to endorse Donald Trump. In Florida, at least one report claimed Trump was able to cut into the vote margin in heavily Democratic Broward County, Florida with the help of the local chapter of Log Cabin Republicans. Since 1977, LCR has expanded across the United States and has 34 chapters, representing 26 states and the District of Columbia.

1978

The Immigration Act of 1976 came into effect on 1 April 1978. This new amended Act lifted a ban prohibiting homosexuals from immigration. There was a shift in language in this particular legislative act, this was created to state who was welcome in Canada instead of who should be prevented from immigrating. The Act was positively regarded as a progressive piece of legislation and received broad support from the parliamentary parties.

The Gay Bob doll makes its debut in stores across the nation. He had a pierced ear and his box was shaped like a closet.

1979: 

New Jersey decriminalizes private consensual homosexual acts

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

1980 – John Boswell’s Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexualitydebuts in book stores. John Eastburn Boswell (March 20, 1947 – December 24, 1994) was an historian and a full professor at Yale University. Many of Boswell’s studies focused on the issue of religion and homosexuality, specifically Christianity and homosexuality. All of his work focused on the history of those at the margins of society. His first book, The Royal Treasure: Muslim Communities Under the Crown of Aragon in the Fourteenth Century, appeared in 1977. In 1994, Boswell’s fourth book, Same-Sex Unions in Pre-Modern Europe, was published, but he died that same year from AIDS-related complications. Boswell was a Roman Catholic, having converted from the Episcopal Church of his upbringing, at age 15. He remained a daily-mass Catholic up until his death, despite differences with the church over sexual issues. Although he was orthodox in most of his beliefs, he strongly disagreed with his church’s stated opposition to homosexual behavior and relationships. He was partnered with Jerome Hart for some twenty years until his death. Hart and Boswell are buried together at Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut.

1982 – The Centers for Disease Control uses the term AIDS for the first time in September 1982, when it reported that an average of one to two cases of AIDS were being diagnosed in America every day.

1984

The album “Tonight” was released by David Bowie.

1985

One of Canada’s first programs to combat anti-gay discrimination and violence is implemented by the Toronto District School Board after a hate crime in which their employee Kenneth Zeller is murdered in Toronto’s High Park.

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

1998

1998

David Bowie opened Bowienet, which offers basic Internet services and keeps fans informed with Bowie news and releases.

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

2000

Faux Lesbian Marketing helped propel: The Spice Girls had five places in a list of the UK Top 20 earning celebrity directors. Monsta Productions (Emma), Moody Productions, (Posh), Red Girl Productions, (Mel C), Moneyspider Productions, (Mel B) and Geri Productions with £6m each.

2002

Thousands of people lined the streets of Quebec’s capital city Sunday for the community’s first gay pride parade. The march was held to mark the 25th anniversary of the province’s bill of rights, which outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation.

2003

Elton John had the top U.K. song with “Are You Ready for Love”.

2009

 Vermont’s same-sex marriage law goes into effect.

2011, Lichtenstein – The law recognizing same-sex registered partnerships goes into effect.

2013, Japan – Yodogawa, a ward within the city of Osaka, is the first government in Japan to officially support LGBT inclusion.

2016

A Blue Plaque marking the first home Freddie Mercury lived in when he arrived in England has been unveiled. The Queen frontman moved to the semi-detached home in Feltham, west London, after his family left Zanzibar in 1964 when Mercury was 17.

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Today in LGBT History – September 1 | Ronni Sanlo

lavender effect

History of Canadian Pride | QueerEvents.ca

Daily Elvis: September 1

LGBTQ2 for August 24

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

79 – Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying Pompeii and preserving the city. In a macabre way, it was fortunate for it saved the homoerotic frescos that Christianity would no doubt have destroyed. It also saved the graffiti found centuries later by archaeologists. When the artwork was first discovered, people found it so scandalous that much of it was locked away in the National Museum of Naples, where it remained hidden from view for over 100 years. In 2000, the art was finally made view-able to the public, but minors must be accompanied by an adult.

August 24, 1891

Inventor Thomas Edison filed for a patent on his motion picture camera. Called a kinetoscope, the camera took pictures on a band of film that could be viewed by peeping into a box.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1932, Germany – Five Nazis are convicted of political murder on August 22nd. On this day, Edmund Heines (July 21, 1897, Munich –June 30, 1934), a Nazi leader, organizes a protest against their death sentence. Less than two years later, Heines is discovered naked in bed, by Hitler himself, with another man. Hitler orders Heines to be shot. Hitler’s chauffeur Erich Kempka claimed in a 1946 interview that Edmund Heines was caught in bed with an unidentified 18-year-old male when he was arrested during the Night of the Long Knives, although Kempka did not actually witness it. The boy was later identified as Heines’ young driver Erich Schiewek. According to Kempka, Heines refused to cooperate and get dressed. When the SS detectives reported this to Hitler, he went to Heines’s room and ordered him to get dressed within five minutes or risk being shot. After five minutes had passed by, Heines still had not complied with the order. As a result, Hitler became so furious that he ordered some SS men to take Heines and the boy outside to be executed.[

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

1953 – The summary of Kinsey’s “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female” is published in Time Magazine. The study includes lesbian behavior.

1954, UK – The Wolfenden Committee is appointed to investigate laws in Britain relating to homosexual offenses.

1957, UK – Actor Stephen Fry  (August 24, 1957), most famous for playing Oscar Wilde in “Wilde,” was born in Hampstead, London. In addition to his numerous film credits, Fry is also the author of “The Liar” (1991), “The Hippopotamus” (1994), and “Making History” (1996).

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

1969 – The fourth annual North American Conference of Homophile Organizations begins in Kansas City. It includes twenty-four independent gay liberation organizations.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1970 – The New York Times runs a front-page story with the headline “Homosexuals in Revolt”. The article reports “a new mood now taking hold among the nation’s homosexuals. In growing numbers, they are publicly identifying themselves as homosexuals, taking a measure of pride in that identity and seeking militantly to end what they see as society’s persecution of them.”

1972 – The Greater Cincinnati Gay Society files suit to require the Secretary of State to grant them articles of incorporation. Their request was denied on the grounds that homosexual acts were illegal. The court agreed that the state was not required to grant incorporation to an organization that promotes the acceptance of homosexuality.

1974

On the USA LP Charts, Elton John remained third with Caribou

August 24, 1975

Queen started recording ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at Rockfield studio’s in Monmouth, Wales, (the song was recorded over three weeks). Freddie Mercury had mentally prepared the song beforehand and directed the band throughout the sessions. May, Mercury, and Taylor sang their vocal parts continually for ten to twelve hours a day, resulting in 180 separate overdubs.

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

1985

On the USA song charts dropped to two: “Shout” by Tears for Fears

1987 – Bayard Rustin (March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987) , an African-American gay man who organized the March on Washington for Civil Rights in 1964, dies of cardiac arrest in New York City. He was an American leader in social movements for civil rightssocialismnonviolence, and gay rights. He was born and raised in Pennsylvania, where his family was involved in civil rights work. In 1936, he moved to HarlemNew York City, where he earned a living as a nightclub and stage singer. He continued activism for civil rights.

1988 – Actor Leonard Frey (September 4, 1938 – August 24, 1988) dies of complications from AIDS at age 49. Frey received critical acclaim in 1968 for his performance as Harold in off-Broadway‘s The Boys in the Band. He would go on to appear alongside the rest of the original cast in the 1970 film version, directed by William Friedkin. He is best remembered for his Academy Award-nominated performance in Fiddler on the Roof.

1989

The Who performed Tommy at the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles with special guests Steve Winwood, Elton John, Phil Collins, Patti LaBelle and Billy Idol.

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

1990

Judas Priest successfully defended themselves against a lawsuit, after two fans attempted suicide while listening to the Stained Class album. Both fans eventually died, one immediately from a shotgun blast, and the other on a second attempt three years later by a methadone overdose. The prosecution claimed that there were subliminal messages in the group’s music that caused the two seventeen year olds to carry out the suicide pact in 1985.

1993 – During a Holocaust remembrance, Oregon governor Barbara Roberts criticizes anti-gay ballot initiatives in the state.

1998

Producer Gene Page died after a long illness. Worked with Barbra Streisand, Barry White, The Righteous Brothers, Dobie Gray, Bob and Earl. Produced Whitney Houston’s ‘Greatest Love of All’ and Roberta Flack’s ‘Tonight I Celebrate My Love.’

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

2000 – A U.S. federal court of appeals rules that a transgender Mexican woman had reason to fear persecution and was entitled to asylum.

2004 – Vice President Dick Cheney told a GOP rally in Davenport, Iowa, that gay marriage should be left up to the states, a reversal of his previous statement on the subject and a return to his original position while running in 2000.

2010

George Michael pleaded guilty at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court in London to driving under the influence of drugs. The singer had been arrested in July when he was returning home from the London Gay Pride parade and crashed his car into the front of a Snappy Snaps store in Hampstead, North London.

2013

A Las Vegas mansion once owned by Liberace was sold for $500,000 to a British businessman. The ten-bedroom, two-bathroom home, built in 1962, sold for about $3 million more than that just seven years ago.

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Our Daily Elvis

LGBTQ2 for August 23

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1954 –

Charles Busch (August 23, 1954, actor and playwright, is born. He is an American actor, screenwriter, playwright and female impersonator, known for his appearances on stage in his own camp style plays and in film and television. He wrote and starred in his early plays Off-off-Broadway beginning in 1978, generally in drag roles, and also acted in the works of other playwrights. He also wrote for television and began to act in films and on television in the late 1990s. His best known play is The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife(2000), which was a success on Broadway.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

August 23, 1956

Little Richard played at the Cotton Club in Lubbock, Texas, with Buddy Holly in the audience.

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

1963

“Judy’s Turn To Cry” from Lesley Gore at six on the USA song charts.

Blogger Nina Notes: Musta been weird to lament Johnny when Judy would have been her real life choice.

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

August 23, 1970

Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground performed together for the last time at the New York Club ‘Max’s Kansas City’.

1972,

Canada – An article in the Toronto gay publication “The Body Politic,” entitled “Of men and little boys,” sparks a public outrage. Criminal charges are threatened but not laid.

1974

Elton John remained third on the USA LP charts with Caribou

August 23, 1975

Queen began recording “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Rockfield Studio in Monmouth, Wales.

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

1980

The Heatwave Festival in Toronto, Canada took place with Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The B-52’s, The Pretenders, Rockpile and The Rumour. Tickets cost $30, with only 50,000 people attending the festival lost over $1 million.

David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ashes To Ashes’ his second UK No.1. Taken from the Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) album, the song continued the story of Major Tom from Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’. The video for ‘Ashes to Ashes’ was one of the most iconic of the 1980s and costing £250,000, it was at the time the most expensive music video ever made

1985

dropping to two,  “Shout” by Tears for Fears of the UK Second British Wave in the Genderfuck on the usa song charts

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

Queer Nation, ACT Up and The Lesbian Avengers: the Dyke era of lesbiandom

1994,

Australia –The federal government acts to overturn Tasmania’s anti-sodomy law. Tasmania’s is the last Australian state to penalize same sex relations.

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

2004

Queen, one of Britain’s most consistently successful groups of the seventies and eighties, became the first Rock band to receive official approval in Iran, where Western music is strictly prohibited. Lead singer Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS in 1991, was of Iranian ancestry and bootlegged albums have been available for years.

2008

Madonna kicked off her 86-date Sticky & Sweet Tour at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff Wales. It became the highest grossing tour by a solo artist, breaking the previous record Madonna achieved with her 2006 Confessions Tour. Madonna’s first venture with Live Nation, was estimated to have grossed $280 million.

2011

Jerry Leiber, a songwriting legend whose credits include “Hound Dog”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Yakety Yak”, “Poison Ivy” and “Love Potion Number 9”, died at the age of 78. Leiber and his songwriting partner Mike Stoller were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two years later.

Jailhouse Rock was written to see if Elvis would alter his singing for gay lyrics and he did not.

Hound Dog by Big Mama Thorton is about her cheating man, so Elvis’ is really him singing about himself – or just the part he called “Little Elvis”.

It is this blogger’s view that Elvis Presley was bisexual, owing to the orgy stories shared in books by his Memphis Mafia and each saying there was more they would take to their graves, bisexual is the only thing left.

The last elvis fan screamed at by the Memphis mafia

2014

Beyoncé captured four awards, including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, while Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year for “Wrecking Ball” at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Today in LGBT History – August 23 | Ronni Sanlo

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